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Kitchen Highlight: Transitional Luxury

Nestled in the historic Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta in a 1920’s house, this newly renovated kitchen tells a story that blends its traditional roots with a modern update.

“Our goal was to create a functional space for cooking, gathering, and entertaining that would also showcase the homeowner’s unique style,” says Jenny Lyons of Dove Studio. White Himalayan Crystal countertops integrate the walnut island and dark charcoal gray cabinets. Glass-paneled cabinets showcase collectibles, and a pewter zinc range hood creates a grand focal point.

Not only was this kitchen featured in two Tour of Kitchens this year, but the kitchen belongs to Dove's owner, Paul Castell. During the Tour, we received many questions about finishes, colors, brands, etc. so we're here to answer all of your questions!

The Perimeter

The dark charcoal gray perimeter cabinets are finished in the Sherwin Williams Iron Ore paint. To create a more luxurious and custom look, the designers went with inset cabinetry made by Shiloh.

Two leaded glass-paneled cabinets with metallic mullion detailing frame the hood. The glass panels reveal a collection of the homeowner's vases and dishes acquired from past travels.

The range hood, from La Bastille, is constructed of wood and painted with a zinc spray. Additionally, there is a 48" range featuring 4 gas burners, two ovens, and a griddle, and a convection steam oven made by Wolf.

The Island

The island is constructed of Wood-Mode cabinetry and finished with a rich walnut stain. The 10-foot countertop is made by Neolith using a "sinterized particle technology" that uses extremely high heat and pressure to form the natural-looking but man-made stone.

This particular stone by Neolith was inspired by "the soaring majesty and lofty peaks of the Himalayas" and is appropriately called Himalayan Crystal. It is characterized by its clean and crystalline appearance, bold veining, and lucid patterns.

Beverage Center

The beverage center features a built-in Wolf coffee machine and glass-paneled cabinets to show off stemware. The homeowner is a lover of all things wine, so it only makes sense that he has a 24" glass-paneled wine refrigerator. The Sub-Zero wine fridge is designed with independent zones that cool red and white bottles at their optimal temperatures. The fridge also has humidity controls, so the homeowner keeps a box of his favorite cigars inside.



List of items

All designs are by Dove Studio Kitchen & Bath.

Perimeter wall


Beverage Center/ Refrigeration

  • Cabinet finish: Arctic white paint

  • Cabinet maker: Shiloh

  • Refrigerator: Sub-Zero

  • Coffee Machine: Wolf


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