The House that Patience Built — Kitchen
To provide more space and a better connection to outdoor dining and BBQing, the kitchen was moved from the center of the first-floor public space to the far end, formerly the den. Interior walls that previously separated the living room and dining room from the kitchen were removed, providing the ultimate open plan space with the kitchen, dining room, and living room becoming one contiguous space.
The two walled kitchen with island provides ample work space and appliance options to efficiently feed a hungry family as well as whip up party food for a crowd. The island consists of a warming drawer, induction cooktop with lighted down draft system (serviceable by sliding out the beverage fridge), a beverage refrigerator, oodles of storage and bar seating for school day breakfasts and afternoon homework supervision. The wall behind the cooktop houses the main sink, dishwasher, dish storage with power operated doors, concealed trash/recycling/composting bins with Servo drive, docking station and more. The kitchen wall opposite the multi-panel sliding exterior door consists of two pull-out pantries, built-in refrigerator/freezer, flush installed double walls ovens, a coffee station with prep sink and a second pantry with adjustable roll-out shelves.
The layered, dimmable lighting helps set just the right light level for every task and mood. The quartz countertops and oil finished flooring (amenable to spot refinishing) provide low maintenance living.
The family can now enjoy unobstructed views, an abundance of natural light and space and even a piano concert while preparing dinner in their new kitchen.
Photography: Northlight Photography
Cabinetry: Bellmont Cabinet Company • Countertops: Pental Quartz