The second “branch” houses a Franke apron sink with a Perrin & Rowe faucet, waste/recycling containers, integrated Bosch dishwasher and additional drawer storage. A bookcase at this end showcases the sage green beadboard interior.
Bringing It All Together
The niche at the end of the kitchen is fitted with the refrigerator/freezer and pantry, which features extra-deep, 36" slide-out shelves. A custom-designed, wood-topped alder hutch, stained in a complementary hue with matching sage green interior, was placed on the side of the pantry, facing into the kitchen. It features glass-front cabinets for display as well as bi-fold solid doors to conceal small appliances.
Additional storage is included in a small bar area adjacent to the kitchen. It features complementary buttermilk-painted cabinetry and a Sub-Zero wine cooler and refrigerator drawers.
The remaining challenge – the sloped tongue and groove ceiling – was solved by varying the height of the cabinets and crown moulding. “The easy solution would have been to leave open space above the cabinets,” he says, adding that the ceiling was only 88" high on the back wall. “But we didn’t like the look, nor did we want a ‘dust collector.’ Instead, we made the cabinets as tall as possible, filling in the remaining space with multi-layered moulding that went up to the ceiling.”
Overcoming obstacles while highlighting opportunities resulted in a kitchen that provides the homeowners with a “great place to cook, eat and entertain while enjoying the fabulous view,” White says. “The design stands out because everything comes together to create a beautiful, yet functional space, everything from the cabinetry and floor plan all the way through to the selection of finishes in the cabinets, countertops and tile.”