About the Project
While a vaulted ceiling is usually sought after for its expansive effect, these homeowners felt it overwhelmed the room. The solution was reclaimed wood beams that trace and outline the angles of the vaults, defining the shapes and anchoring the ceiling in the space. Now there’s a dialogue between the beams, the wood flooring, and the charcoal gray island. Joining the conversation is the curvaceous stainless hood whose bronze vertical and horizontal straps reference the ceiling treatment.
Crisp white inset cabinets with beveled profile Shaker doors supply contrast. The island’s turned legs are a pared-down traditional touch. Countertops incorporate a light-versus-dark esthetic: light marble on the deep gray island, and honed black granite on the white perimeter. Pearly mosaic backsplash tiles add sparkle.
This cook’s kitchen is certainly well-equipped: a 48” range; double ovens; warming drawer; microwave drawer; dual paneled refrigerator/freezers; a second sink in the island; and even a built-in swivel TV for the best viewing angles. More conveniences include a stainless shelf over the range, a tall pantry with pullouts, wicker baskets for produce, and an abundance of drawers. The generous island accommodates six stools, and is highlighted by linen cylinder pendants with diamond-shaped bronze cages.
This project was done in collaboration with Robin Prince Zahn Architecture.