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Whatever Happened to Julia Child's Kitchen?

Whatever Happened to Julia Child's Kitchen?

Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution

Julia Child's kitchen in 2001

When Julia Child moved from her longtime home in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2001, she sent her famously televised kitchen to the Smithsonian. Of course, this donation meant that the home was stripped of its culinary core, leaving its new owners to build a kitchen that would honor its former owner while incorporating modern conveniences.

 

Remodeled Julia Child kitchen
Photo courtesy of Greg Premru Photography and Arclinea Boston
The new kitchen features an airy design and streamlined storage.

The new kitchen features Arclinea products and meticulously-placed prep, cleaning and cooking stations. White-lacquered cabinetry, acid-etched glass doors and marble countertops complement the room's bright, airy design. The cooktop's stainless steel backsplash pays homage to Child's own perforated steel walls meant for hanging pots and pans.

Meanwhile an open plan and adjacent dining area allow for the chef to entertain guests while whipping together a delicious meal; a feat that Child herself would admire.

Julia Child home and remodeled kitchen
Photo courtesy of Greg Premru Photography and Arclinea Boston

Left: Paneled appliances maintain a unified look. Right: Julia and Paul Child's former home boasts a New England charm. 

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