Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Beauty in Portola Valley

BCV Architects in California do some extraordinary work. Here is a kitchen that is stunning. It has been posted on BCV Architects website. It also has been on the GardenWeb's Finished Kitchens Blog Forum since 2004 and still four years later, there are comments of admiration being posted.

It is a wonderful and peaceful space. The owner refers the kitchen as Tuscan meets California Wine Country. I call it beautiful and timeless!
Notice the Beautiful honed caesarstone in Baja on the counters, with a double thickness added on the edges to give the illusion of greater heft. I love the mosaic backsplash.
A Lacanche Fontenay range! The Rolls Royce of ranges. Stunning!

Notice the lovely windows. The owner mentioned that the Astec extruded bronze windows were imported from Italy. Also notice the bronze pulls.
The doorways on either side of the range lead to a pantry area. .
The area has a dog watering/feeding center, additional stove and microwave

With every renovation the architect's design is an important component, but also the owner/builder relationship and their ability to execute that design is paramount to success. In this case it seems a very talented and tenacious owner was able to create a space that is elegant, peaceful and timeless. Let me know if you agree.

I encourage you to click on the Garden Web link to read the owners comments in more detail. She is very gracious and forthcoming with her experiences and information.

Also more pictures of the entire home including the exterior and the dining area are on the BCV website: http://www.bcvarch.com/home.html


  1. Hearth style kitchen hoods make for such an inviting room don't they? And the range is like icing on top of an already pretty kitchen!!! Thank you for sharing this.

  2. - Congratulations pelo seu trabalho, classic cleen e discreto ao mesmo tempo, uma combinação perfeita... parabens e um abraço do Brasil

  3. What a fabulous Kitchen. I love that light, and range.
    Ness xx

  4. It is a gorgeous kitchen, and looks so solid! thank you.

  5. Nice, I'm dreaming of a BIG kitchen, but my house is more like a cottage so....

  6. I just found your blog......love the kitchen, I was wondering on the Cote de Texas site!

  7. I popped over from Cote de Texas too, and I'm glad I did! I've added you to my blog roll. I'm always up for more decor eye candy! THanks!


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