This is on a twist server. Jan 2015.

Butternut and Green

This kitchen remodel consolidated doorways and combined several smaller rooms to achieve a substantial and much more accessible kitchen.  In the previous layout, a breakfaster was forced from the kitchen through the butler’s pantry, down the rear hall and across the entry hall to reach the breakfast room.  The traffic pattern was improved by converting two Palladian arched china cabinets flanking a fireplace in the breakfast room into cased openings leading directly to the kitchen.  From the island to the moldings, everything required a large scale to fill the room comfortably.  The hefty ceiling beams not only add rich millwork to the space, but also conceal the steel beam necessitated by the removal of a bearing wall.  Such a large space demands a variety of textures and interesting materials. Rustic distressed butternut cabinets pair with soapstone countertops, while a painted green island is topped with black walnut plank. The existing limestone floor in adjoining rooms was extended into the kitchen.  The metals that adorn the room include antique brass cabinet hardware, English bronze plumbing fixtures, a copper island sink, and a custom copper and brass hood.  Although the style speaks of an age gone by, modern kitchen amenities include a built-in refrigerator, freezer, wine cooler, ice maker, two sinks, two dishwashers, 60” range, two warming drawers and a microwave drawer.


Alise O’Brien Photography


James Howard, CKD, CBD

Items Used

Premier Custom-Built Cabinetry, Soapstone countertop, black walnut countertop, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Sub-Zero wine cooler, Sub-Zero ice maker, Asko dishwasher, Wolf range, Rangecraft hood, Dacor warming drawers, custom copper Link-A-Sink, Perrin & Rowe faucet