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Westchester kitchen custom design cabinetry island built-in walnut butcher block countertop




Rev-A-Shelf utility tray insert 4WUT-3

Rev-A-Shelf 2-tier base organizer 5432-05CR

Rev-A-Shelf pull out oil organizers 5432-05CR flanked each side of cooktop


Thermador PCG486GD cooktop Star® Burners, restaurant style metal knobs


Backsplash is Vermont black slate, stone tiles, 12 x 12.


Custom walnut hood, silent in-line remote SHL48 Fantech hood liner


Westchester custom walnut hood cabinetry, silent remote SHL48 Fantech liner

Westchester custom cabinet, extra wide 48" drawers, concealed bottom-mounted Blum hardware



Westchester custom cabinet 48" drawers, concealed bottom-mounted Blum hardware



Westchester cabinet design Rev-A-Shelf spice drawer insert organizer 4SDI-24


Bosch HBL8650UC 30" Double Euro Convection Wall Oven 800 Series



Bosch HMB5050 built-in Microwave



Rev-A-Shelf organizer cookie sheets baking trays pans TS-2424


Liebherr Premium Plus Series HCS2062 36" fully integrated French doors refrigerator, 2 Dual Freezer Drawers


Custom 6", 12", 18" pull bronze hardware by Rocky Mountain


Liebherr Premium Plus Series HCS2062 36" fully integrated French doors refrigerator, 2 Dual Freezer Drawers


Rev-A-Shelf Dual pull-out pantry systems 5243-14N-CR, perfectly matching refrigerator doors height


Rev-A-Shelf kidney-shape chrome Lazy Susan 2 shelf set, 5472-32-CR



Bosch 24" dishwasher SHE43P05UC



Kohler 3943 Vault 36" under-mount single-bowl kitchen stainless steel sink apron-front


Rev-A-Shelf 5349-2150DM-2 double 50 quart pull-out waste containers

Westchester custom kitchen cabinetry open shelves at the end solid walnut peninsula


Built-in walnut end-grain butcher block countertop perfectly matching the cabinetry


Rev-A-Shelf 4WKB-1 maple knife block with divider


Kohler 3840 Vault 15" entertainment sink, 6227-C11-VS Karbon faucet silver tubes

Westchester custom kitchen design open shelves walnut bookcase end island


Rev-A-Shelf  wood utility tray insert 4WUT-3, 4WCT-3 maple cutlery tray insert



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The Floor Plan:



CLIENT:  The Mildenhall Family
PROJECT LOCATION:  Chappaqua, Westchester County, NY
PROJECT GOALS :  Fully redesign, rearrange and rebuilt the existing impractical, dark, cold kitchen, dining room, family room, laundry room and mudroom to
finally make it work, to make it more open and more family-friendly. Last but not least, make all rooms more spacious and larger without building an addition.
There's is plenty to say about this project, but we will focus on one the several features that seem the most noteworthy: the fully custom line of walnut cabinetry. Every single piece was designed and fabricated in-house. Actually, a more accurate term would be 'on premises', as we built them on site, enabling even more of a custom fit and on-the-fly adjustments.  The solid walnut doors are extra sturdy, a full inch in thickness.
For cabinetry hardware (concealed bottom-mounted self closing sliders), only the best available on the market was used, manufactured by Blum. To organize the kitchen, several cabinet accessories were used, as the photos above attest.
Review the before & after floor plans by clicking on the PDF logo just above to really appreciate this makeover.
PROJECT DESIGNER and/or ARCHITECT:  Sylvain Côté, R.T.Eckenrode
Sylvain Côté

STYLE OF NEW KITCHEN:  Transitional style, which is a blend of traditional and contemporary, typified by lines that are simpler than traditional, but a bit more elaborate than contemporary in order to create a modern classic look.

CLIENT COMMENTS:  "In my very first email to Sylvain of Absolute Green Homes, I told him I envisaged a new kitchen space full of drama, light and space. Well, he certainly delivered on that. We now have a stunning and utterly unique kitchen, family room and mudroom that blow everyone away who enters. Visitors are so surprised to hear we didn’t add one foot onto the house’s original footprint: all that space was already there. Sylvain saw how best to use it.

Though the process of building a fully custom space was undeniably lengthy, Sylvain’s crews did their best to ensure we were comfortable throughout. From building us a kitchenette in the garage to hooking up appliances as they were delivered and keeping the space clean and tidy, we managed pretty well. It was fascinating to watch his craftsmen at work creating our custom cabinetry and fixtures from their raw materials. I’ll never forget the day they carried in what looked like a pile of rocks and proceeded to craft a beautiful hand-built fireplace over the next few weeks. And the cabinetry! The cabinetry is truly a work of love and art. Sylvain’s cabinetmaker is an extraordinary talent whose build quality is above and beyond.

But Sylvain’s work is not all about the looks. Our new space works. Everything, but everything, is in the right place. From the height of the benches under the mudroom coat hooks to the perfect distances between kitchen island and the opposing countertops, Sylvain’s attention to detail is unparalleled. Though we didn’t always agree on design and style issues, I sought out and trusted his advice in making the seemingly endless decisions that a remodeling project requires. I respected the way he defended his suggestions with passion, even when we had very different ideas, and in doing so, more than once, steered us away from making a wrong decision.

So thank you, Sylvain. It’s been quite a journey but we ended up with the grand prize: a stunning and individual kitchen/family space where we can cook together, laugh together and most importantly BE together."

- Rebecca Mildenhall, Chappaqua, NY.  08.02.12

*Price based on similar existing conditions, building supplies, square footage and other various factors and therefore subject to change.


"Hi Sylvain,
I clicked through to your website and say the Mildenhall renovation photos, and I just HAD to write to say how beautiful it was!!
I knew you were very detail oriented, and I believed you would be an excellent contractor, but it was really nice to see the photographs, great photos actually, that so clearly highlighted just how much of an improvement this project was.
Well done! It is clearly a work of art. Be well!"

- Donna LoPinto, Print This!, Inc., Tarrytown, NY.  09.28.12




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