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New England’s Top Six Kitchen Designs Celebrated at 7 Tide

7 Tide recently hosted the 2016 Designer Appreciation Night, an annual event where Clarke, New England’s Official Sub-Zero & Wolf Showroom and Test Kitchen, honors architects and designers from all over New England. With more than 250 guests in attendance, both the Sub-Zero & Wolf 7 Tide space and the Marvin Windows & Doors Inspiration Center were transformed to reflect Boston’s color and culinary prowess, marking this as the first time the event has been held in the city.

The highlight of the evening was the celebration of the architects and designers who entered Clarke’s 2014-15 Kitchen Design Contest (71 entries to be exact.)

Here’s a brief overview of the six spectacular kitchens that won the 2014-15 Clarke Kitchen Design Contest…

First Place Contemporary Kitchen

Richard Bertman, Ellen Perko and Emily Cotter at CBT Architects
This kitchen remodel was done in partnership with Rosemary Porto and Yaoying Huang of Poggenpohl and resulted in a spectacular space that links the interior of the home with the beautiful natural exterior, while maintaining a clean, ergonomic kitchen.

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Second Place Contemporary Kitchen

Treffle LaFleche at LDa Architecture & Interiors
This kitchen remodel was an addition and expansion to the rear of a traditional-style home, and the design bridges the architectural language with a kitchen that is now the gathering place of the home. Once again Rosemary Porto of Poggenpohl collaborated to bring this kitchen to life.

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First Place Traditional Kitchen

Jan Gleysteen – Jan Gleysteen Architects
The homeowners here wanted to bring a taste of their northern European heritage to their new home in Boston. While they preferred a clean, functional and modern design, they also gravitated towards the warmth of New England architecture. This kitchen blends all sensibilities beautifully.

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Second Place Traditional Kitchen

Mark Haddad – Haddad Hakansson Design Studio
The team at Haddad Hakansson (Susan Cracraft, Louie Kerbici along with Mark Haddad) took a limited amount of space and transformed it into a light-filled room with smart storage that blended with the homeowner’s antique pieces.

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First Place Transitional Kitchen

Julie Lyons and Cameron Snyder, CKD – Roomscapes Luxury Design Center
The kitchen in this new dream home encompasses the entire first floor and the homeowners were keen on maximizing the magnificent water view right outside the window. Julie and Cam collaborated to create a gracious space that would be flexible for small family dinners and large-party entertaining.

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Second Place Transitional Kitchen

Veronica Campbell – Deane Inc.
This project transformed a very choppy space on different floor levels into one gracious living area. With the help of Michal Gallin of Gallin Architects and Interior Decorator Renae Cohen of Renae Cohen Designs, the team created a sleek, inviting room combining rich wood tones, luxe textures and beauttiful appliances.

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The distinguished panel of judges for the 2014-15 Clarke Kitchen Design Contest (awarded in Sept. 2016) were: David Andreozzi – Andreozzi Architects; David Hacin – Hacin + Associates; Laurie Grabowski – Fay’s Fine Cabinetry; and Lindy Weaver – Lindy Weaver Design Associates.

There is a great deal of really wonderful design going on in New England. All of the entries reflected the professionalism and creativity indicative of those designing New England homes, making the selection of just six winners a difficult task. We congratulate everyone who entered and honor these six winners as this year’s best.