Lesher Kitchen Tour Downtown Hershey

Kitchen Profile: 153 Maple Avenue Hershey

Home Built: 1939

Remodeled: kitchen renovation 2009

Perimeter Countertop: Lesher Natural Stone, Quartz, & Tile – white Carrara marble

Island Countertop: Lesher Natural Stone, Quartz, & Tile – white Carrara marble

Backsplash: Glass

Cabinets: Mix of walnut veneer and white melamine

Hardware: Sugatsune stainless steel pulls

Floor: Refinished oak

Lighting: Lucifer java lights above the island, Luceplan costanza pendant light above the table, LED tape light under the cabinets, Luceplan strip above the sink

Appliances: Liebherr refrigerator, Marvel wine fridge, GE cafe series range/oven, GE microwave and Kenmore dishwasher

Do you have unique kitchen features that you love?

“I like the contrast of modern interior with a historic skin(windows, siding, etc.)” ~  Chris Dawson Architect

Was there a cabinet maker, builder or anyone you’d like to give credit to regarding the inspiration, design, or decorating of your kitchen? Chris Dawson Architect (CDA)

As an architect, what were you thinking about as you did the design?

“Being in a modest 1939 home built for chocolate workers, the house and lot are small. When we bought the house in 1995 it was divided into very small rooms. We took down the wall dividing the kitchen and dining rooms and enlarged the opening between the dining and living rooms to create, essentially, one large space across the front of the house to improve the connection between people in all three spaces. This new front space was still rather shallow so we used glass and white wall cabinets to make it feel bigger and a walnut ceiling plane to accent the width of the space. I chose Carrara marble first because of its timeless beauty but secondly because of the rich contrast that comes with pairing it with walnut. The use of walnut for trim work, cabinets, table top, etc. grew out of a desire to match an antique corner china cabinet that we purchased shortly after moving into the house (might have been our 2nd purchase after a bed).” ~ Chris Dawson, Chris Dawson Architect

Chris is the owner of both this home and his business, Chris Dawson Architect (CDA)

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 Kitchen Profile:  220 Cedar Avenue

Remodeled or new build?  Remodel

Year of above:  2009

Perimeter Countertop:  Lesher Natural Stone, Quartz, & Tile – Brown Antique granite

Island with raised countertop:    Lesher Natural Stone, Quartz, & Tile – Star Beach granite

Backsplash:  Ceramic tile

Cabinets:  Direct Buy –Advanced Trim & Kitchens  Decora maple cabinets, galleria style with two finishes:  coriander coffee and weathered jet

Hardware: brushed nickel

Floor:  Exotic Floors Direct.com  –  hardwood

Lighting:  Direct Buy – Standard Build recessed lights, pendant lights with amber mosaic glass vessels

Appliances: Direct Buy – Jenn Air refrigerators, Jenn Air 48″ cooktop with griddle, Jenn Air double oven and warming drawer, Kitchen Aid dishwasher with a custom front

Do you have unique kitchen features that you love? 

We love our bay window and double refrigerator.

Was there a cabinet maker, builder or anyone you’d like to give credit to regarding the inspiration, design, or decorating of your kitchen?

Advanced Trim & Kitchens

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Kitchen Profile: 309 Cocoa Avenue

Remodel or new build?  Remodel

Year of the above? 2007 – 2008

Perimeter Countertop:  Lesher Natural Stone, Quartz, & Tile –   Juparana Delicatus granite

Island Countertop:    Lesher Natural Stone, Quartz, & Tile  – Juparana Delicatus granite

Backsplash:  Juparana Delicatus

Cabinets:   Wood-Mode Fine Custom Cabinetry – Brookhaven

Floor:  stone tile

Appliances:  L H Brubaker –  Miele dishwasher, Thermador wall oven, GE monogram cooktop, Jenn Air refrigerator, GE monogram trash compactor, GE microwave

Do you have unique kitchen features that you love?

” We love our center island.  It is used more than any other area in our home. We also love our range hood from Centerpiece Hood in Allentown and our wine rack.”

Was there a cabinet maker, builder, or anyone you’d like to give credit to regarding the inspiration, design or decorating of your kitchen?  

Yes, Susan Rittner of Rittner Design Solutions and Titan Builders.  Lou Mione is the owner of this home and President at Titan Builders.

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Kitchen Profile: 329 Ridge Road

Remodel or new build?  Remodeled kitchen

Year of the above?  2015

Perimeter Countertop: Lesher Natural Stone, Quartz, & Tile – Atlantic Salt quartz by Caesarstone with an eased edge profile

Island Countertop: Lesher Natural Stone, Quartz, & Tile  – Atlantic Salt quartz by Caesarstone with an eased edge profile

Backsplash:   The Builder Depot – Grey glass tile

Cabinets:  Solid Wood Cabinets  – Beach Haven Collection, white shaker style cabinets

Hardware:  My Knobs.com –  distressed pewter

Floor:  Home Depot –  hardwood floors with  stain by Matt Weneek of Matt’s Hardwood Floors

Lighting:  Home Depot – Hampton Bay, brushed Nickel

Appliances:  LG Stainless Steel and  AJ Madison

Was there a cabinet maker, builder, or anyone you’d like to give credit to regarding the inspiration, design or decorating of your kitchen?  Designed by Beth,the homeowner

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Kitchen Profile:   39 Elm Avenue, Hershey PA

Remodel or new build?  New Build

 

Year of above:  2013

 

Countertops: Lesher Natural Stone, Quartz & Tile – Delicatus White granite

 

Island with eat at bar: Lesher Natural Stone, Quartz & Tile – Delicatus White granite

 

Backsplash: JH Meyers – white subway tile with a slight bevel that is unique in that it is laid in a vertical pattern, instead of the traditional horizontal.

 

Cabinets:  J H Meyers – Benchmark cabinets, Madison door style,  upper cabinets combined with glass,  cherry wood with a Tres Chic finish.  Drawers are soft close and bottom roll outs

 

Hardware:  J H Meyers – Contemporary cabinet pulls

 

Floor:  Martin’s Flooring – Porcelanosa Calacatta 17” x 17”  tiles and Mirage African mahogany hardwood  floors

 

Lighting: Purchased online – LED can lights, Mini Echo pendant lights, also Mega Bulb pendants in cluster to form dining table lighting

 

Appliances:  Martin’s Appliances – Whirlpool Latitude French door fridge, Sharp tall drawer microwave, DCS/Fisher Paykel 48” dual fuel gas range, DCS/Fisher Paykel double drawer Pro style dishwasher

 

Fixtures: Hajoca Harrisburg – Kohler Purist faucets, Kohler Vault smart-divide sink, Kohler Vault prep sink

 

Windows: Premium grade Andersen casement windows, with upper dormer windows that tilt open by motorized operators

 

Window Treatments: L & L Window Fashions – Hunter Douglas duette blinds, Architella shades with top down and bottom up feature

 

Do you have unique kitchen features that you love?

“I love the raised fireplace in the dining area for its ambiance and unique appearance in the space. I also love my “swing-up” cabinet that houses my Kitchen Aid mixer,  so convenient and easy to use.  My favorite feature in the kitchen is the light and connection with the outdoors provided by the huge windows.”

Was there a cabinet maker, builder or anyone you’d like to give credit to regarding the inspiration, design or decorating of  your kitchen?

“Our son, Bryan Bellissimo(Encore Architects, Seattle, Washington) was the inspiration and designer of our dream kitchen.  He and I combined efforts for the decorating here and in the entire house.   We extend many thanks to Titan Builders and J H Meyers for the quality construction and cabinetry in our kitchen. Our appreciation also to Lesher Natural Stone, Quartz, and Tile for adding to the beauty and function of our kitchen with their product and workmanship. They came highly recommended and lived up to their praise.

Any other comments related to revealing your kitchen’s profile?

“This kitchen is the hub of our home. The different level bars and counters provide seats for friends and family to talk while I work in the area.  The kitchen’s innovative contemporary design appeals to all who enter and everyone wants to spend time there!”

See the inside of this and seven other homes in the Lesher Kitchen Tour.  Get all the details and find out how to get your FREE pass to enter.  Subscribe at the top right hand side of this page and see each kitchen profile as we post them.  There are limited passes to this exclusive event in downtown Hershey. Pick up yours today.  See you on the tour!


Kitchen Profile:  3 Elm Avenue

 

Remodel or new build? Remodel with a kitchen addition

Year of above:  2005

Perimeter Countertop: Lesher Natural Stone, Quartz, & Tile – Golden Crystal Granite

Island Countertop:  Lesher Natural Stone, Quartz, & Tile – Golden Crystal Granite

Back Splash: Jeffery Court –  tiles 8X8 Chapter 11 Almond Crème

Cabinets: Woodlore Builder Studio – raised panel maple cabinets with a glaze stain

Hardware: Top Knob German Bronze

Floor:  Cork

Lighting:  Progress Lighting, Recessed

Appliances:  LH Brubaker in Lancaster – GE double wall oven(Jt98ochcc in bisque), GE profile warming drawer(JTD915), GE profile 36” Smooth top cooktop(JP980BKBB) GE microwave(JEM31CF), GE Monogram built in refrigerator(ZIS420NR), GE profile dishwasher, black(BDW9200LBB), Dacor hood insert(IVSR2), Dacor Inline Blower(ILB10), Dacor Transition(ATD10)

Unique Kitchen Features:  This kitchen has an abundance of cabinets, drawers, a cooking hearth with pull out spice drawer and features two islands.

Was there a cabinet maker, builder or anyone you’d like to give credit to regarding the inspiration, design or decorating of your kitchen?   Bobby Herr, owner of Barbara Herr Kitchens in Marietta  Also, the homeowner, Sandy, did the decorating.

Bobby, please tell us about this project from a designer’s perspective:

“The goal of the project was to create a room that worked for the entire family.  Giving Sandy, an avid cook, baker and collector, an area to create in, while giving her a chance to interact with family and friends.

After receiving the footprint of the proposed area we generated six concept plans that Brad, Sandy and ourselves massaged to develop the final direction.

We wanted it to be  an area where multiple cooks could work, grandchildren could do their homework, a desk area for bill paying, and a seating area to watch TV and view the garden.

We placed the two islands, support columns, and cooking hearth along the axis line created by the cathedral ceiling.

The dining room pass thru and living room egress were added to extend the flow of light and function into the rest of the home.

The cooking hearth houses the spices, oils, and cookware with the main sink and refrigerator just being steps away.

The mixer is near the prep sink in order to throw a dirty spatula into the sink and relates to the location of the ovens and the lower pastry rolling area.

The cornice moldings wrap the entire area.

The best part of the kitchen was spending time with the homeowners and being able to taste anything Sandy had created.” ~ Bobby Herr, Barbara Herr Kitchens

Any other comments related to revealing your kitchen’s profile?

The original extension of our home that includes the kitchen and family room were drawn by John Schniepp of Schniepp Design and Drafting.  The kitchen layout, colors, cabinet stain, special features, and window selection etc. were by Bobby Herr. The general contractor was Don Fure of Don Fure Construction.

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 Kitchen Profile: 453 Maple Avenue

Remodel or new build?  Remodel

Year of the above:   2009

Perimeter Countertop:  Lesher Natural Stone, Quartz, & Tile – New bianco romano leathered with a mitered edge profile

Island Countertop:   Lesher Natural Stone, Quartz, & Tile –  Cosmic black leathered with a mitered edge profile

Backsplash:  Lesher Natural Stone, Quartz, & Tile  – installed the custom design glass tile Mixed- up Mosaic from Allison Eden Studios and Ed Lank Kitchens installed the Maccaw green Royal Mosa wall tile

Cabinets: Ed Lank Kitchens – Wood Mode with square edge, andover recessed, bistro on cherry,  sierra on maple

Floor:  Natural Maple wood flooring

Faucets: Hajoca – Kohler

Appliances:   LH Brubaker – Thermador double oven and Sharp microwave and from another supplier the remaining appliances are Viking

Sink: Artisan

Outlets:  Mockett – brushed aluminum table stand

Do you have unique kitchen features that you love?

“Features we love in our kitchen are the custom made glass backsplash  from Allison Eden Studios, the glass table Archetype, the glass mantle hood and our open design.”

Was there a cabinet maker, builder, or anyone you’d like to give credit to regarding the inspiration, design or decorating of your kitchen?

Mike Ruddle from Ed Lank Kitchens is the owner of both this home and Ed Lank Kitchens in downtown Lemoyne.

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Kitchen Profile: 525 West Areba Avenue

Remodel or new build? New build of an old home

Builder:  Oshea & Brubaker

Year of the above:  2014  We lived in the home 19 years before rebuilding. The original ranch-style home was Brian Krause’s(the current owner) grandparents’ from 1962-1995.

Perimeter Countertop: Lesher Natural Stone, Quartz, & Tile – Tuscan River

Island Countertop: Lesher Natural Stone, Quartz, & Tile – Tuscan River

Backsplash: Sonoma Tilemakers,  Zafu Iridescent glass tile. We mixed vertical and horizontal applications to offset the range.

Cabinets:  Colonial Craft Kitchens – European style cabinetry with Birch wood.  The perimeter and bar cabinets are a dark custom stain while the island cabinets are a black paint with rub thru to the same dark custom stain as the perimeter. The doors and drawers are recessed panel with soft close concealed hinges. The guides are full extension undermount soft close.  The glass is Industrex and the hardware is Richelieu bar pulls.  Colonial Craft also did the master bathroom and the vanity upstairs.

Plumbing Fixtures:  Main Sink – Kohler Stainless Steel Apron sink,  Grohe Faucet; Prep Sink – Blanco square sink, Grohe Faucet; Brizo Deck Mounted Pot Filler; Bar sink – Casalina Hammered Copper Vessel sink (online), Holden Vessel Faucet (online).

Floor:  Kitchen -Armstrong Valenza Solid Tigerwood Hardwood flooring with natural finish;  Cocktail Area – Armstrong High Grove Manor Solid Maple Hardwood flooring with Autumn Spice finish

Lighting: Yale Electric – Tech Lighting, Mitrani

Appliances: Martin’s –  Thermador 36” 6-Burner Duel Fuel Range; Thermador 30” Wall, Built-in Microwave; Thermador Warming Drawer; Thermador Dishwasher; Thermador Range Hood; Thermador Freedom 18” Built-in Freezer; Thermador Freedom 24” Built-in Refrigerator; U-Line Beverage Center; Danby Wine Cooler; Danby Upright Freezer in pantry

Pantry: California Closets, Custom-painted sliding door by Chip Arnold Designs

Sound System: Control 4 installed by Hi Def Lifestyle

Do you have unique kitchen features that you love?

“Yes, we love our Mocketts, which are towers of 3 outlets that lift up through the counter (www.mockett.com)!  We have a long counter without room for outlets in the backsplash, however we wanted to make sure we had plenty of power sources for small appliances. Judy at Colonial Craft Kitchens introduced us to Mocketts. We also love our Adorne by Legrand under cabinet system. Our outlets, light switches, USB ports and lighting are hidden under the cabinet to have a clean backsplash. We also used Adorne light switches throughout the first floor. Deck mounted garbage disposal air switch buttons are used to maintain the clean look. We included a TV in a cabinet behind pocket doors so not to miss any play of the big game.”

Was there a cabinet maker, builder, or anyone you’d like to give credit to regarding the inspiration, design or decorating of your kitchen?

“Don Klinger (Value By Design) was the architect who beautifully designed our house to keep it within the character of the neighborhood, but also captured the Italian-style “piazza” we wanted for the rear patio. The large windows at the rear of the kitchen allow us to enjoy the “piazza” even when inside. Judy Hays at Colonial Craft Kitchens spent a lot of time with us custom designing the perfect kitchen for our lifestyle.  Chip Arnold Designs, who helped us select the exterior and interior wall colors, painted the color &amp decorative painting finishes and the pantry door.  Our builder, O’Shea & Brubaker, who worked tirelessly (and patiently!) with us as we searched for unique features to include in our home. We couldn’t be happier with the finished product.”

Any other comments related to revealing your kitchen’s profile? 

” We wanted to make sure that the kitchen would be the center of the home and perfect for entertaining as every gathering always ends up in the kitchen! The kitchen is situated so that while we are in the kitchen, we are still a part of the party whether it’s in the great room or outside on the patio. We positioned the main sink on the island so that we could clean-up while still talking to our guests. One must-have was a bar area to mix cocktails and Kevin O’Shea and Judy (Colonial Craft) worked hard to make it a reality as it meant moving beams and adding a third sink to the kitchen.  We also have granite from Lesher Natural Stone, Quartz, & Tile in our master bath, master closet/dressing room, and powder room.”

See the inside of this and seven other homes in the Lesher Kitchen Tour.  Get all the details and find out how to get your FREE pass to enter.  Subscribe at the top right hand side of this page and see each kitchen profile as we post them.  There are limited passes to this exclusive event in downtown Hershey. Pick up yours today.  See you on the tour! 


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