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Besh's Remodeled Cottage

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foodeye Jan 16, 2013 03:36 PM

with a very nice kitchen:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001...

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  1. The Oracle RE: foodeye Jan 16, 2013 04:51 PM

    thanks for posting! I love the butler's pantry!!

    1. maria lorraine RE: foodeye Jan 17, 2013 03:17 AM

      Such a beautiful kitchen. Thank you.

      Besh is a wonderful guy.

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        MelMM RE: foodeye Jan 17, 2013 06:44 AM

        It's beautiful, and Besh is a great cook who deserves a wonderful kitchen. But... let's not go calling 5,000 square-foot homes "cottages". OK, to the author's credit, she does say "cottage-style", but still.

        1. LaLa RE: foodeye Jan 18, 2013 06:17 AM

          Is that a spoon chandelier in the butler pantry? Love!

          1. LindaWhit RE: foodeye Jan 18, 2013 08:39 AM

            Gorgeous! But I'll raise my hand and take the former "galley" kitchen. :-)

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              Wahooty RE: LindaWhit Jan 18, 2013 09:51 PM

              Looks to me like the original galley kitchen is what's now the butler pantry. LW, you can hang out there while I'm playing on the cobalt blue enameled range. :-D

              1. re: Wahooty
                LindaWhit RE: Wahooty Jan 19, 2013 05:13 AM

                But...but...but - I wanna play there too! LOL

                I just think many of us would love his former kitchen as much as he loves his new kitchen. At least I know I would!

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                  boyzoma RE: LindaWhit Jan 19, 2013 05:25 AM

                  I'm with you, LW. I'd give anything to have his old one, since mine is so bad. But I would like to play on that stove too! One can dream!

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                    LindaWhit RE: boyzoma Jan 19, 2013 06:45 AM

                    I mean, the old kitchen had THREE ovens and TWO broilers! What I'd give for just 2 ovens!

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                    Wahooty RE: LindaWhit Jan 19, 2013 07:51 AM

                    Oh, don't get me wrong, I'd take that little galley kitchen over mine, if only because I'm betting he could open his dishwasher without having to open the refrigerator door.

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                  iluvcookies RE: LindaWhit Jan 19, 2013 12:18 PM

                  Me too... the only thing I'd change about the "before" is the backsplash. It's a little busy.

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                    LindaWhit RE: iluvcookies Jan 19, 2013 02:09 PM

                    Agreed. The tiles on the floor wouldn't be easy to clean either. But those cabinets and all that oven space and the counter space and the 6-burner stove? Yup. :-)

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                      boyzoma RE: LindaWhit Jan 19, 2013 03:10 PM

                      I could deal with the floors and backsplash. What I love are the side opening wall ovens. For someone so short like me, regular wall ovens are hard without getting burned. And I would love the old stove. Are there 2 warming ovens there too? Oh my.

                3. Jay F RE: foodeye Jan 20, 2013 06:04 AM

                  I like everything but the cabinet doors. They're too "fake antique" for me (I like modern).

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                    maria lorraine RE: Jay F Jan 20, 2013 11:05 AM

                    Nothing fake about those doors. They're reclaimed wood from an old mayonnaise factory! Gotta love the re-appropriation.

                    John hired Adam Perschall, an architect who specializes in restoration projects, and who used original materials in Besh's new kitchen:

                    "Mr. Perschall was an apt choice: He also co-owns a millworks and specializes in finding reclaimed local wood. Mr. Perschall found old cypress salvaged from New Orleans's Blue Plate Mayonnaise factory."

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                      Jay F RE: maria lorraine Jan 20, 2013 11:18 AM

                      I don't like them anyway, even if they're real. The McMansion industry has made everything suspect in kitchens to me, I guess.

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                        maria lorraine RE: Jay F Jan 20, 2013 09:27 PM

                        Aw, too bad you can't enjoy what a nice job was done.

                        Modern cabinets might not have thematically fit with the rest of the ktichen or Besh's Louisiana home.

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