6.23.2011

Classic Kitchen Remodel in California Citrus Country

My cousin, Janice collaborated with designer, K.C. McCook on the recent 
remodel of her kitchen in their 1930's Redlands, California home.
While I was visiting, my cousin, Billy made a healthier version of
Chasen's Chili using ground turkey instead of beef.
 Elizabeth Taylor once went to the extravagance of having it flown
to Romeon the movie set of "Cleopatra."  
Billy added Kahlua to the chili at the end as a secret ingredient (really secret as 
I could not find any mention of it in the internet recipes).  
Below,  Janice installed a cast iron fireplace backplate similar to these surrounded by 
Walker Zanger crackled sage-white subway tiles.
The arch in the doorway is mimicked throughout the entrance to the stairs and on
 the double doored pantry.




This unused space has built-ins to store Janice's table linens.

 Hanging in the kitchen is this beautiful lemon still life that Janice painted.

Best wishes,
Mary Ann

PS.  We froze the rest of the chili (which is supposed to make it even better) 
so I am hoping to be invited back for another great dinner.

Also, Remodelaholic is featuring our New Office Loft Space.  

49 comments:

  1. Love this kitchen. The Pantry, wow! I like the way they used chairs at the island. The arched doors are gorgeous. Love it all.
    Your cousin is some artist. I paint and I know how difficult this would be.
    Have a great day, Mary Ann.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  2. What a stunning kitchen, Mary Ann! Janice has wonderful taste. I love the sink and the crackled subway tile...well, I love everything!! Thanks for sharing these lovely pictures.

    The chili sounds great! The secret ingredient is usually the key to a fantastic recipe!

    XO,
    Jane

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  3. My second bout of kitchen-envy in a day...not good! However, it obviously means that this kitchen is gorgeous and very stylish ;-) Love from London xo

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  4. Stunning!! Love it head to toe..love love love that pantry door and the copper accents...beautifully done. I am a big fan of crackled subway tile too..... Even the chili looks amazing:)

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  5. Gorgeous Mary Ann, thanks for sharing.
    There is a lot of talent in your family :)
    Congrats on being featured in Remodelista again.
    Well deserved!!!
    xo

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  6. Love lovely!! I used to live near Redlands, love that town.

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  7. Beautiful kitchen ... love the arched doors and the red oven rocks !!

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  8. Wow, Mary Ann, I love her kitchen and want that red stove!

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  9. Hi, I'm so glad to meet you from Brenda's Cozy Little House - welcome to the neighborhood! The kitchen is amazing - I love the little cabinets built into the corner; love the cabinet for linens; love the fireplace piece; love love love the red stove!!! Thanks for sharing, and we'll look forward to seeing more of your posts soon!

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  10. What a great redo!! Love the red stove and the arched doors and doorways. And great hardware choices - as we know - it's the details that count!!

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  11. Great kitchen! I would love a kitchen like that.

    Susan

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  12. What a beautiful kitchen! There are so many terrific details! Love the red Le Creuset on top of that gorgeous red range! Love the arched detailing! Even the view out her kitchen window is magical. Thanks for sharing and congrats on the feature!

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  13. Wow! Great kitchen, and I love the lemon painting, too!

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  14. I love the kitchen and that painting is just gorgeous!! I'm drooling over that red stove too!! There's just so much to love in this kitchen! Thanks for sharing!
    Kelle
    xx

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  15. Omg I love that kitchen. The arched doors totally got the best of me. And I will always love plates on the wall, like the ones above the window. I'd be asking to go back for the chili AND a seat in that kitchen!

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  16. what a great kitchen. i would never get takeout again if i had a kitchen like that to cook in. the lemon painting is gorgeous as well. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. What a stunning kitchen! So spacious and beautiful! Love the red cookers! X

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  18. Popping over from Brenda's place to say hi! Love the archways and that pop of red in the kitchen. and that painting -- amazing! Have a fabulous Friday! Best wishes, Tammy

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  19. Love the red stove, her darling pantry, and her painting. Great kitchen!

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  20. Fabulous kitchen! Love that stove backdrop and the beautiful sink. Enjoy the wonderful weekend, Kellie xx

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  21. The kitchen looks like it could have been from that era!
    So pretty and every detail is perfect!
    They must love it so much.
    Have a beautiful weekend
    xo,
    Gail
    casualloveselegance

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  22. Oh my goodness. I am totally loving your cousin's kitchen! Holy cow, everything is so perfect and elegant, the detail is amazing!

    Love your blog, I'm your newest follower.
    -Marie

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  23. Hello Mary Ann,
    I espesially adore the pantry cabinet- well done there. thank you for sharing this inspiration. have a lovely weekend. XO Colette ~ Afrique du Sud

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  24. What a great result they got. That red stove is to die for.

    Happy weekend!

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  25. Talent and taste runs in the family.
    Jose Eber's new salon in Beverly Hills should be opening any moment. Elizabeth Taylor had quite the hand in the design. It should be something to behold.

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  26. Janice did a beautiful job on the kitchen remodel and she is a fabulous artist! I love all the attention to detail and the exquisite finishes she chose. I would like to see the rest of the house, it looks like it has good bones.

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  27. Love that red stove!!! Your cousin Janice is a very talented artist. I love love still lifes on a black background so stunning, Kathysue

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  28. This kitchen is absolutely stunning! It's just right, every detail is perfect, and nothing is overdone. She will not tire of this kitchen in a few years, nor will it look dated-ever.

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  29. Mary Anne, I adore this kitchen, how fun to have a red stove. She is also quite a talented artist!! Very enchanting!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  30. This kitchen is awesome! Love the ceiling, the rounded pantry doors, the red oven. Such great details.

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  31. Beautiful kitchen, I'm still trying to figure out the kahlua in the chili thing.

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  32. Love her kitchen ♥
    Love having a wide window like that facing the sink, I love looking at a garden view and the light that goes in from that window is much welcome too.

    The lemon painting is seriously stunning ♥

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  33. I can't decide what my favorite feature of this kitchen is - but I have to say I love the pantry!!! I love the "secret ingredient" to the chili - I am definitely going to have to try that!!

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  34. You had me with the red stove but then I saw the arches. But my favorite is the painting of the lemons in the blue and white bowl. Divine.

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  35. Lovely home, especially the archways and that red stove!! love it. M.

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  36. Like others I adore the red stove and the arched pantry door. Plus, the thought of a linen closet in the kitchen makes me very envious! I can see why you would want to visit!

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  37. Mary Ann, Stunning! The stove OH MY ! I love it. Have a great day.

    Linda

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  38. Oh swoon!!! What a gorgeous kitchen...my dream!!
    Thank you Mary Ann for the tour!!!

    Pamela ox

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  39. That is absolutely gorgeous! Love the pop of the red range!

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  40. This looks great,you have a beautiful kitchen :)

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  41. thanks for sharing.
    your family looks so gorgeous, :)

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  43. Beautiful kitchen ... love the arched doors and the red oven rocks !!

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  46. I love the kitchen and that painting is just gorgeous!

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  47. Yes it is looking very nice after remodeling.You choose great colors for paint also.Thanks for sharing.

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