However, many customers still want all the bells and whistles available for their kitchen, from $3000 high tech installed coffee makers by Miele to gleaming countertop finishes made of recycled glass and concrete. “Even in this economy there are plenty of buyers who still want all the toys,” says Brown. Still, the design staff at Classic Kitchens, which includes two other designers in addition to Brown, provide customized services to kitchen consumers of every stripe and budget. “Whether you are planning an $8000 kitchen—or a $150,000 kitchen, we work with you on a personalized basis,” says Brown.

Randall Perry

The Bluffs ~ Chatham:
Cabinetry: Custom cabinetry with furniture toe detail, split pilasters, turned posts on the island, desk section at window with two tall pantry cabinets. Wood-Mode Design Group 42 Hancock Recessed with Alpine White finish on maple.
Countertop: White Carrara marble with full marble backsplash.
Appliances: Wolf Range and Hood; Sub-Zero refrigerator with custom panels.

Here is a quick tour through three of Polhemus Savery DaSilva’s kitchens, all supplied by Classic Kitchens, from a renovation in a historic North Chatham home to a kitchen tucked under the eaves of an “upside down” Nantucket house constructed to take advantage of stunning ocean views. “Each of these kitchens offered unique challenges,” says Brown. “But the final results always exceeded our expectations.” Polhemus goes on, “These three kitchens are quite different from each other yet each feels traditionally rooted and at the same time fresh and up-to-date for today.” It’s easy to see why Polhemus Savery DaSilva recently received three Bulfinch Awards for excellence in traditional architecture in New England from the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America.

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Susan Dewey is the associate publisher and editor of Cape Cod LIFE, Cape Cod HOME, and Cape Cod ART. She lives in Centerville on Cape Cod and enjoys gardening, sailing, walking on the beach, gallery hopping, cooking with fresh seafood, and exploring Cape Cod and the Islands from shore to shore.

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