The challenge was to create a kitchen where the family could do a number of things together: cook, dine, entertain and study with a view of their beautiful garden. The kitchen workspace is shielded from the adjacent dining area by a raised eating counter on the island. The primary kitchen sink is complimented with a raised Asko dishwasher to the left with dish storage above that allows the homeowner to load and unload in one easy step without bending over.
A trip to Winterthur, an American country estate/museum in Delaware, helped inspire the cabinet combination of elegant cherry raised panel doors and a glazed blue finish in this traditional kitchen. Adding to the elegant design are the chandeliers in the center ceiling area. The trim and finish of the kitchen cabinets are echoed in the molding of the custom fireplace wall in the dining area. An entertainment center furniture piece in a complementary Cocoa finish on cherry completes the great room.
Heritage Custom Cabinetry. Perimeter: Valley Forge Maple Wood, Coffee Stain; Island: Oxford Maple Wood, Coffee Stain and Windsor Maple Wood, Coffee Matte Stain; Furniture Piece: Newport Cherry Wood,Cocoa Stain and Old Heritage Bead Board in Glass Mullion Cabinet
Sea Silver Green Granite
Wolf 36" Gas 5 Burner Gas Cooktop and 30" Double Ovens
Franke Undermount Double Kitchen Sink, Stainless Steel and Island Prep Sink
Franke Pull-Out Main Faucet and Bi-flow Island Faucet
Sub-Zero 36" Built-in Refrigerator/Freezer
Wolf 36" downdraft internal blower, Stainless steel
ASKO Dishwasher, Wood Panels
Photography by Thom Thompson