A country kitchen in an 1860 house
When Laurence LaPointe decided to redo the kitchen in his home in Port Jefferson, he went to Village Hall. No, not for permits for the house that was built in 1860 for a local sea captain, but to consult with fellow board of trustees member and Deputy Mayor Adrienne Kessel, who also is an interior designer who specializes in kitchens. "I knew what I wanted done," says the retired attorney, 61, of the house he and his late wife, Nancy, purchased 20 years ago. Kessel, who owns Adrienne Kessel Interior Design, sat down with LaPointe to plan his farmhouse-style kitchen. "He had the right vocabulary for what he wanted to do," Kessel remembers. "What he didn't want to do was create a kitchen that didn't fit the style of the house." Total: About $45,500. (Kessel's fee of $2,800 included design, drawings, floor plans, wall elevation, shopping and on-site supervision.) -- Sylvia E. King-Cohen
DIAMOND CABINETRY, $13,896.
Designer Kessel chose to install cabinetry in two colors to give more interest to the room. She also includes some glass-front cabinets to show off LaPointe’s many collectibles. From New Country Cabinet Co., Rocky Point.
CAMBRIA QUARTZ COUNTERTOP, $2,989.
From New Country Cabinet:
WHIRLPOOL FRENCH-DOOR REFRIGERATOR, $2,306.
From P.C. Richard & Son.
“Rice Grain” by Sherwin Williams, Port Jefferson Station, done by homeowner.
CONSTRUCTION COSTS, $10,242.
This included relocating the refrigerator across the room, switching the placement of the sink and stove and adding a window to give LaPointe a view
Work done by North Country Electric, East Setauket.
Done by Your Plumbing Inc., Shirley. (November 2011)
FRENCH DOOR, existing. (November 2011)
TABLE and CHAIRS, existing.
These are from his wife’s family.
LIGHT FIXTURE, $200. The Home Depot, Stony Brook. (November 11, 2011)
FARMHOUSE SINK, $1,102.
From New Country Cabinet.
DANZE FAUCET, $491. From New Country Cabinet.
OIL-RUBBED BRONZE HARDWARE, $324. Includes 25 knobs and 15 handles, from New Country Cabinet. (November 2011)
FISHER and PAYKEL DOUBLE-DRAWER DISHWASHER, $916. From P.C. Richard & Son. (November 2011)
HARDWOOD FLOOR, $3,808. Purchased from and installed by RBK Floor Sanding, Mastic. (November 2011)
WHIRLPOOL DOUBLE OVENS, $1,519. From P.C. Richard & Son, arranged through New Country Cabinet. (November 2011)
ACCESSORIES, existing. LaPointe and Kessel had a wealth of items to choose from since the family prides itself on not throwing things away. These include antique dishes, bottles, apothacary items, antique cans and storage items. (November 2011)
WHIRLPOOL 5-BURNER COOKTOP, $879.
From P.C. Richard & Son.
SUBWAY TILE BACKSPLASH, $255. From Old Country Ceramic Tile, Port Jefferson Station.
POT DRAWERS, included in cabinetry price, above. This is one of LaPointe’s two favorite items in the makeover. The other is the cooktop. (November 2011)