About the Project
Soaring to 26 ft, the vaulted ceiling is adorned with dark wooden trusses that ground the space and eliminate a cavernous feel. Suspended from them are two spectacular chandeliers: a hanging cluster of exposed bulbs over the island, and staggered oversized crystal teardrops over the dining table.
The directive was to incorporate kitchen, informal banquette seating and formal dining areas for a family who spends all their time in their kitchen / great room. An imperative was accommodating the needs of a wheelchair-bound family member, enabling him to comfortably use the entire room without impediments. Slab doors feature both semi-gloss white lacquer and gray stain on horizontal-grained oak, providing needed warmth and contrast. A trim silhouette is achieved with Integral stainless channel hardware, while stainless toekicks create a floating effect. The generous island contains an overhang at one end, and an elongated octagonal banquette is perfect for family dining.
Emphasizing the room’s verticality, the chimney hood pierces the top panel to extend its reach to the ceiling. Ovens are positioned side-by-side for easy access. A paneled beverage fridge is conveniently located adjacent to the banquette. Beyond the formal dining area is a leather seating arrangement for even more gathering space.
This project was designed in collaboration with Villafane Design.