The Kitchen – Center of the Home
Through the past century, the focus of the American home has slowly shifted from the living room to the kitchen. A kitchen is longer a cramped room behind the dining table. We live in our kitchens now, and we demand more from them than ever before. We eat, entertain, and socialize in the kitchen, and everyone knows where the best parties wind up.
The kitchen is the place to be.
This enormous eat-in kitchen boasts seven-foot-tall windows on three sides, flooding the space with light from morning till late afternoon. Nine foot cabinets wrap the room, surrounding the island and a custom dining table, detailed to integrate the diamond and sphere motif of the house.
RR Chandler gutted this kitchen to the studs and rebuilt it with custom cabinetry. The workflow of the kitchen is organized across the back wall, with refrigerator and stove flanking the farmhouse sink. The owner’s museum grade collection of Tibetan Headresses are displayed in lighted cabinets above the sink. A granite topped island doubles as a breakfast table. The project also included a rebuilt butler’s pantry, complete with new cabinets, coffee service, a second sink, and Carrara marble countertops.
This gorgeous eat-in kitchen includes a built-in booth, nestled within a bay-window, beneath a pair of heavy timbered beams which extend through the windows to the front porch of the house. The over-sized island is constructed of quartersawn oak to match the dining booth, while the surrounding cabinets and pantry are rendered in off-white, with hand made tile backsplash, over black granite counters. The tongue&groove fir ceiling hovers slightly above box beams to complete the period feel.
We put a modern twist on an old craftsman home on Vancouver Avenue with this great room and kitchen with full-overlay cabinets and bar height island. The countertops are quartz and the style is a timeless mix of traditional and contemporary. Stainless appliances and tile backsplash complete the look.
This luxurious kitchen is arranged symmetrically, with a pair of matched islands anchoring the space. A pair of French doors open onto a small balcony, while continuous Carrara marble countertops and walls span the room. South facing windows flood the space with light. All cabinets feature fully inset doors and drawer fronts, and the oak floors are stained a rich espresso. A large nook adjoins the room for informal dining.