Steal This Look: A Luminous Kitchen Renovation in Rockport, Maine

Leave it to design stars Tara Mangini and Percy Bright of Jersey Ice Cream Co. to infuse an undistinguished 2004 builder’s special (see Remade in Maine: Jersey Ice Cream Co. Upgrades a Recently Built House) with rustic charm. The reimagined kitchen has tinted plaster walls, a now-signature Jersey Ice Cream Co. feature, Shaker-style cabinets, a luxury chateau-style range, and luminescent white tile. Here are the elements for re-creating the look.

Rockport, Maine Kitchen by Jersey Ice Cream Co. Above: The kitchen is partially constructed by Jersey Ice Cream Co. and by one of the house’s original contractors, Jay Fischer of Cold Mountain Builders. Photograph from Remade in Maine: Jersey Ice Cream Co. Upgrades a Recently Built Rockport House.
Rockport, Maine Kitchen by Jersey Ice Cream Co. Above: A large apron-front farmhouse sink anchors the L-shaped kitchen. It’s paired with an unlacquered brass faucet. Photograph from Remade in Maine: Jersey Ice Cream Co. Upgrades a Recently Built Rockport House.
A Lacanche Chagny 1400 range in ivory and brass in Jersey Ice Cream Co's Rockport, Maine, whole house overhaul. Above: The pièce de résistance: a Lacanche range and white terracotta backsplash. Photograph from Remade in Maine: Jersey Ice Cream Co. Upgrades a Recently Built Rockport House.


Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist (1549) Above: Kitchen cabinets, built by Jay Fischer of Cold Mountain Builders, are painted Benjamin Moore [product id=”986827″]Balboa Mist[/product].
Crema Delicato White Marble Above: The kitchen countertops are honed Crema Delicata Marble, which is available at Stone Source among other stone retailers.
Clé Tile Weathered White Terracotta Tile Above: The kitchen backsplash is made of [product id=”927275″]Clé Tile Zellige Weathered Terracotta Tile[/product] left over from the master bath (see the rest of the house in Remade in Maine: Jersey Ice Cream Co. Upgrades a Recently Built Rockport House). The tile has a color “made up of, literally, dozens of shades of white” according to Clé is $22.75 per square foot.


Lacanche Chagny 1400 Range White Above: The range is a French [product id=”986828″]Lacanche Chagny 1400 Range[/product] in ivory and brass hardware. It can be ordered directly through Lacanche. For more on ranges like this, see 10 Easy Pieces: Retro Kitchen Ranges.SubZero 24-Inch Undercounter Wine Refrigerator Above: At the end of the counter is a [product id=”1026323″]SubZero 24-Inch Undercounter Wine Refrigerator[/product]. Available at AJ Madison; contact for pricing and more information.

Faucets & Fixtures

Barber Wilsons Bridgemaster Kitchen Faucet Side Spray Above: The kitchen faucet is a [product id=”986840″]Barber Wilsons Bridgemaster Kitchen Faucet with Side Spray[/product] in unlacquered brass; $2,192 at Quality Bath.Kohler Whitehaven Self-Trimming Under-Mount Sink Above: The farmhouse sink is the [product id=”615147″]Kohler Whitehaven Self-Trimming Under-Mount Sink[/product] for $1,319 at Kohler. The sink also makes an appearance in another popular Jersey Ice Cream Co.–designed kitchen for Beth Kirby; see The One-Month Makeover: Beth Kirby’s Star-Is-Born Kitchen.


Jones County Road Uptown Brass Sconce Above: The sconces are the [product id=”1026303″]Uptown Brass Sconces[/product]; $385 each from Jones County Road.


Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co. Narrow Board Double Handle Above: The rustic [product id=”1026320″]Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co. Small Narrow Board with Double Handle[/product] is $220 at March in San Francisco.Magnus Design Mortar and Pestle White Marble Above: From Magnus Design, the [product id=”1026308″]White Marble Mortar and Pestle[/product] is $130 for the large. For more, see our post 10 Easy Pieces: The White Mortar and Pestle.World Market Copper Colander Above: The [product id=”1026310″]Copper Colander[/product] with a stainless steel interior is $12.99 at World Market.KitchenAid Artisan Series Stand Mixer Silver Above: The [product id=”1026316″]KitchenAid Artisan Series 5 Quart Stand Mixer[/product] is $259.96 on Amazon.Merci Off White Striped Pre-Washed Linen Tea Towel Above: From Merci, the [product id=”1026313″]Off White Striped Pre-Washed Linen Tea Towel[/product] is $22.14.Old Dutch Solid Copper Teakettle with Brass Handle Above: The [product id=”1026318″]Old Dutch Solid Copper Teakettle with Brass Handle[/product] is $51.93 on Amazon.Leather Fly Swatter Above: The [product id=”615202″]Leather Fly Swatter[/product] is particularly useful in a beachfront summer cottage. This one is $18 at Schoolhouse.Shopping for a rustic kitchen? See our posts for more ideas:

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