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September 30, 1981     Mercer Island Reporter
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q MERCER ISLAND REPORTER, Wednesday, September 30, 1981 Page B4 A team effort: t O verneP By VIRGINIA SMYTH The granite, which Andrea said is AS AN ARCHITECT. Norman Andrea Sandler couldn't ask for an easy-to-care-for surface, is also prides himself in listening careful- .i kitchen better tailored to her used on the counter tops "'Water ly to his clients' needs and react- needs Ot course. It helps that the just beads right up on it," she said ing to them in his designs He talks ~l'chitect who desiened tt is her Most of the cabinets are made ot to the cook and asks detailed husband white oak. Several soort blackquestions about how she or he Norman Sandier, known Ior his glass fronts, complm~enting the works before beginning For in innovative kitchen designs, spent granite. A "'snap line" in cranber- stance, in one recent kitchen hL hours analyzin~ hzs wife's needs ry runs along the cahinets."Nor- designed, the height of the cook before drawing one blueprint, man has a tendem y to be neutral was a orime consideration 'Andrea wanted the kntchen to be But being the kitchen. I wanted to However. the beautifully-de- an extension of the decor of the have some color." Andrea said.signed kitchens are not without ~hole house," he commented Norman aptly describes the kit- their price. Norman estimates Easy care and a functional work- then as "a very sophisticated that a custom kitchen costs be- m~ area ~ere also at the top of her space.'" tween $20.000 and $40.0(~, And he hst readily admits that any remodel. In remodeling their kntehen, the HIS VERSATILITY in kitchen especially a kitchen, disrupts nor- Sandlers worked with the existing design can be seen in another re- mal family life. space, addtn~ only eight square modeling project in the home of Andrea recommended inter- feet to accommodate a bump-out Vivian and Jim Rosenwald of viewing the contractors before the ureenhouse window and counter Mercer Island. The most startling remodel is started -- or at least Counters run aion~ two sides ot contrast is in materials. White Retting recommendations. "It the kitchen, with open shelves for laminated cabinets are accented helps to like your contractor." she vookbooksand kmckknacks, and a by tiles and oak trim alon~ the said. Norman agreed, "These Kitchen Queen located alon~ the counters, Tiles with hand-painted people become part of your fami- ,ther tx~o Focal points of the room flower designs are mixed with ly." Whether the)" smoke, if the) ~+re t~t) round tables, one lower plato, dark green pieces, clean up each day. or if the)" wipe than the other, with butcher hh)ck Special features include an "'ap- their teet before enterin~ the ~ops and a sculptured look Care- pliance RarRage," a roll-top count- house can really make a (litter- tully crafted, the tables are realb er cabinet for handy storage ol ence with a project that can last pieces ot art. overlapping' sh~htl) dishes and glassware, a built-in several months. Andrea said :rod bolted to the [loot" toaster and a cabinet which ex- But for most people, the result The higher table features a hid- tends to counter level and holds a are worth the trouble. "'l'm very den knife drawer. Both sit on a large mixer, pleased with our kitchen." Nor- po~l of highly polished black ~ran- "'It's a very workable kitchen.' man said. "'and that's the bottom tie which was imported from Ital) Vivmn commented, line." t - ! t I A GOURMET UNIOUE BASKETS tTM COFFEE, TEA, SPICES . . . PLACEMATS, DISHES, GIFT IDEAS, GIFT CERTIFICATES COOKING SCHOOL DEMONSTRATIONS "'The Kitchen Store with ~mething ro Crovv Al~mt" Above. the Sandlers' kitchen features a two-level table sitting on a pool of highly polished granite, a material also used on the counter tops. Above near left, Norman Sandier pulls out a hidden knife drawer concealed in the butcher block table. The Rosenwalds' kitchen, also designed by Sandier (bottom picture), offers a contrast, especially with materials used. White laminate countertops and cabinets give the room a bright, open feeling. Far left, a special feature is a pull-up drawer holding a large mixer. (Photos by Dave Ekren) N()thm says "'styli." quite like a vnttine hmldwt)ven ()nental rug. The ()nix probtt.tn is. :mother thinff Onental rugs like t, i< "expensive' But d m't let high prices pull the rug out lr~)tn undt'r you. C()llle t,) Pmlde Cameron ,u:d take ;| k >k at our h;mdwoven Onental- [t~l:l Rutllania, India and Pakistan. (.)n w>ur their they look just like the i mdw(,ven rugs the Mid-East. N ct i>. about the only place you'll see a difference is m ', our checkN k. come to Pin, de Cameron. Where you dtm't have to live in debt live in style. Pande Cameron i: ,p,r ~er- ~t nr r ru~- ar, d ~ arp~ets ~+nce 1921 ~th 6: Pine Streets. 624-6263 .M,nday-Fnday 9AM to 5:30PM. ~alurday lOAM to 4PM t