Collection by MOLLY BERESFORD

The Beresford Kitchen

The priority for remodeling this neglected mid-century home and kitchen was to keep true to the mid-century modern DNA of the home and reinvigorate the home with windows and door walls to allow in the natural Arizona desert light while also introducing new clean site lines to the patios and remodeled pool area. We transformed this original kitchen in to a light bright and highly functional space for the home chef. The owners are a family of five with as many as five people cooking and prepping in the kitchen at a time. Having a light and bright space with amazing functionality was a high priority. The mixing of Dacor heritage appliances and modernist line appliances from Dacor blended beautifully in the space providing the owners with high function as well as style. We specified the Dacor heritage line for the sleek built in look desired for the refrigerator and dishwasher. The cook top required the sleek lines of the modernist Dacor cook top to integrate seamlessly with the polished quartzite slab selected for the back splash. Whites were chosen to give this kitchen an airy feel with inspiration taken from mid-century modern Eichler homes in California. A warm walnut island was built to spec for the kitchen and chosen as the accent hardwood because of its beauty and historical roots within mid century modern design.
The previous kitchen had been closed in with dropped soffits and after exposing the duct work we were able to open, brighten, and highlight the original ceiling of exposed beams with tongue and groove. The restored high ceiling gave us an opportunity to add a touch of walnut to the top of the perimeter cabinets which provides contrast and warmth to the matte finished euro front cabinets. Brushed bronzed hardware and faucets accent the space subtly while tying in the bronzed burner covers of the Dacor modernist cook top. The clean lines of the island quartzite was specified for its durable functionality as well as simple beauty. The more elaborate quartzite above the cook top with veining was just what was needed for a pop of intrigue to further enhance the beauty and modern aesthetic of this cook’s dream space.

Standing or walking in from the pool area to spacious kitchen which looks into the open dining and living area.  24" x 48"  Pietra Italia Grey Tiles run through out.
Standing or walking in from the pool area to spacious kitchen which looks into the open dining and living area. 24" x 48" Pietra Italia Grey Tiles run through out.
  Looking into the kitchen it is open and bright with clean lines and  beautiful  custom walnut cabinet and accents. Quartzsite counter tops and Decor Heritage appliances.
Looking into the kitchen it is open and bright with clean lines and beautiful custom walnut cabinet and accents. Quartzsite counter tops and Decor Heritage appliances.
Quartzsite counter tops with  beautiful movement  and water fall edge is all that is needed in the open space.
Quartzsite counter tops with beautiful movement and water fall edge is all that is needed in the open space.
Lots of working space on this  custom cabinet with  deep drawers making it easy to keep things out of site but within easy reach. The matching walnut trim is a nice touch and breaks up the white cabinet and walls.
Lots of working space on this custom cabinet with deep drawers making it easy to keep things out of site but within easy reach. The matching walnut trim is a nice touch and breaks up the white cabinet and walls.
Modern clean design perfect for the active chef, lots of light and cabinet space.  Decor  Heritage model double oven and  Decor gas stove  with gold trim gives it warmth and elegance. The walnut accent adds a nice contrast to the all white cabinets and high ceilings.
Modern clean design perfect for the active chef, lots of light and cabinet space. Decor Heritage model double oven and Decor gas stove with gold trim gives it warmth and elegance. The walnut accent adds a nice contrast to the all white cabinets and high ceilings.
Up close look a the  cook space open, clean with  the quartzsite back splash with the beautiful movement for warmth. Make this an inviting area to cook.
Up close look a the cook space open, clean with the quartzsite back splash with the beautiful movement for warmth. Make this an inviting area to cook.
Decor Heritage built in frig lights up and displays the chefs creations making it easy to find.  For all the coffee lovers a Bosh built in coffee machine in stainless steel  provides a luxurious experience when your ready for your first cup of Joe or a refresher with a touch of a button. To the right is an appliance garage the opens to reveal all the tools of the trade.
Decor Heritage built in frig lights up and displays the chefs creations making it easy to find. For all the coffee lovers a Bosh built in coffee machine in stainless steel provides a luxurious experience when your ready for your first cup of Joe or a refresher with a touch of a button. To the right is an appliance garage the opens to reveal all the tools of the trade.
9" Mercer Holland pulls in  Honey Bronze against the white cabinet, matching the Brizo Luxe Gold  faucet and accessories create a nice contracting, elegant feel to this other wise stark kitchen
9" Mercer Holland pulls in Honey Bronze against the white cabinet, matching the Brizo Luxe Gold faucet and accessories create a nice contracting, elegant feel to this other wise stark kitchen