This second home was built as a gathering place for family get-together, holidays and weekends. The homeowners worked with Gegg Design & Cabinetry to design their dream kitchen, which was to be simple and reflective of the classic architecture for a refined farmhouse feel. Classic materials were selected including the white painted galley cabinets, walnut hood with black steel strap details and an island with a custom green paint finish and natural oiled walnut top. Since the kitchen is not used for daily living, large amounts of storage were not necessary. The kitchen still functions well for large groups with the help of the 48” range, two ovens, 30” refrigerator/freezer, 30” undercounter refrigerator drawers, 15” ice maker, dishwasher and farmhouse sink. The plan for the kitchen is extremely symmetrical, but the adjacent powder room created an asymmetrical condition in the space. To hide the problem, a 4” shallow pantry cabinet was designed to install over the modified powder room wall. This solution hid the powder room corner from view in the kitchen and restored symmetry to the space. Additionally, the large island is flanked by two large column/walls. While not structurally necessary, the column/walls created vestibules on each end of the kitchen defining the kitchen space and creating separation from the powder room and master bedroom. Tall pantry cabinets are hidden behind the column/walls. The column/walls also created separation from the main room and pushed the kitchen out of the living area and nestled it into its own space. The final design feels intimate yet also functions well for a large group.
WHY THE JUDGES LOVE IT: You can tell the designers and homeowners put a lot of thought into the design of this kitchen. We love the color of the island and the way the hood draws you into the space. Using the walls to separate the space makes it cozy, and we love the storage on the backside.
Architect: Dick Busch Architects
Interior Designer: Kate Convy
Granite: Stone Fabricators
Appliances: Gegg Design & Cabinetry
Cabinetry/Woodworking: Gegg Design & Cabinetry