Kitchen Showcase

The Omega cabinets with Smokey Hills finish, a rich graphite gray cabinet stain, were chosen first, followed by the overall kitchen design in this 2016 home which makes maximum use of space. Pinterest and examining spec houses were helpful with design choices and finishes for this residence. The homeowners’ favorite details include grey-veined granite countertops, an under-mounted granite sink, a pot filler and music speakers hardwired throughout. The homeowner’s husband surprised his wife with a special pantry door, which says, “Pantry” and highlights the full frosted glass. Flooring is maple hardwood. Two lovely chandeliers, inspired by Restoration Hardware, hang over the kitchen island. Propane heats this modern home, which also features a gas fireplace in the living room.

Built in 1912, this modified American farmhouse had renovations to the kitchen in 1985 and again in 2008. A bay window was added along with an expanded footprint, granite countertops, decorative shelving and built-ins in the breakfast nook. Many Shaker style cabinets grace this kitchen and the homeowners’ favorites are the two leaded glass accent fronts, the corner salvaged window cabinet, which is used for displays and the hidden microwave. You’ll find a dual fuel Verona range, recessed lighting and oak floors in this lovely kitchen. Pocket doors are found between the dining room and living room, which features an amazing and original fireplace. An eclectic 60’s family room off the main entrance will catch your attention with its Star Wars and American Folk Festival poster collection. You’ll want to see this wonderful home on our tour!

A large walk-in pantry graces this new 2017 custom built home set on a knoll at the edge of the woods. An open kitchen features a stacked stone peninsula, huge wood hood and shiplap ceilings. Custom cherry flush inset design cabinets with special storage options including sliding drawers and deep dividers are a homeowner’s favorite. Silver pearl rough leathered granite adds a pleasing and unusual design in addition to a black granite composite sink. Four over-the-counter Kichler hanging lights match the dining area chandelier, which adorns a large Maine made Amish table with coordinating chairs and swivel counter stools. The flooring is Indian Slate ceramic tile with natural hickory hardwood throughout the remainder of the home. A beautiful floor to ceiling stone fireplace graces the living room in this residence. Look for the rustic touches and the surprise hung above the fireplace when you tour this lovely home.

This contemporary custom home built in 2014 features geothermal heating and cooling along with hospital-grade filtering system throughout and a lovely wrap-around front porch. Ideas for the kitchen were gathered on HOUZZ and other websites including Pinterest. It features white cabinets topped with star wars black granite, a charcoal colored island, coffee bar with white quartz, a GE Monogram gas stove with hood, wall oven, composite sink, and ceramic grey tile floors. Brazilian teak hardwood flows throughout the first floor. The homeowners love the great room, modern fireplace and the perfect blend of livability and trend-setting design they have chosen. The southern exposure and expansive windows make for an open and airy home. Double sliders lead out to the deck with contrasting railings and posts, which highlight this beautiful home.

In the1990s the staff dining room and pantry were converted into a modern kitchen in this older 1911 Arts and Crafts style home, which has future plans for a demo kitchen with farm-to-table cafe. Very interesting is the fact that originally, this property was a family sustainable farm and is eligible for the National Registry of Historic Preservation. The landscaping is currently maintained by volunteers. You’ll enjoy viewing the original pantry swinging door incorporated into the design, along with the back stairs, which go from the basement garden prep area to the upper floors. Milton Stratton was the architect in 1911, and this was possibly the only known building by him in the Bangor area. Granite counter tops, subway tile backsplash, cherry cabinets, dentil molding, a built-in desk, under cabinet lighting, tile floors and a propane AGA range grace this renovated kitchen. This beautiful house also boasts five wood-burning fireplaces, an outdoor patio and is now the home of the Green Gem Holistic Healing Oasis.

The Kitchen Tour Committee could not pass up the opportunity to showcase the highly anticipated new Dining Room and Cafeteria at EMMC, part of the modernization project! Plan your travel, as this kitchen will be open to tours ONLY between the hours of 1 and 4 pm, as preparation of the noon meal for patients will be taking place until 1.  With unique features such as a gas stone hearth oven to create custom pizzas, rotisserie, pasta station serving up Italian delights, a deli with made-to-order sandwiches, newly designed salad bar, use of seasonal, local and healthy foods, and the much anticipated milkshake machine, this new area has staff, visitors and patients “buzzing with excitement”.  You’ll see barn doors at the entrance, a farm table in the dining room made from an oak tree from the EMMC property and a wood carving created by a retired EMMC physician and depicting the history of Bangor. Park in the garage or the Webber lot in order to enjoy this extraordinary new “Food and Nutrition Services” Department between the hours of 1 and 4 pm. Enter through the main entrance and walk up or take the elevator to the second floor. Signs will direct you to the Dining Room and Cafeteria.

This 1890 Urban Industrial building in downtown Bangor features a walk-up apartment which survived the Great Fire of 1911 and has an interesting history first as a sail cutting factory and then as Smiley’s Dress Shop.  In 2010 its third and fourth floors were converted into living space featuring a modern style kitchen with Shaker cherry cabinets, speckled granite countertops with one section converted to a butcher block, and a stainless steel island prep table. Homeowner favorites are the corner drawers, the Heartland gas range with industrial vent hood, a hang-out nook and a hatch up to the fourth floor with winder for canvas used when this was a sail cutting factory. Floors are oak throughout and you will find paintings by Melvin Bodden, an artist from the island of Roatan, decorating the walls in this delightful and historic home. Park on the street or in the Garage at Pickering Square to tour this residence, which does not have an elevator for access to the third and fourth floors.