This is on a twist server. Jan 2015.

Farmhouse Chic

An open floor plan lends itself to a wrap-around kitchen in this upscale Clayton high-rise version of a rugged farmhouse.  Multiple cabinet finishes, a large copper hood, and a mixture of stone and wood countertops provide a variety of colors and textures that contrast and flow in this truly unique space.  A backlit onyx upper bar top overlooks the breakfast area, and transitions to wood as it wraps around to the living and dining areas.  Hefty hardware and cunning panels transform a Sub Zero refrigerator and freezer into an old farmhouse icebox.  A raised dishwasher provides easier access for the homeowners and ties in perfectly with the bar height countertops. Columns, pipes, plumbing chases and ceiling ductwork originally located for a different kitchen layout had to be concealed, accommodated, or disguised.  Architectural details, including a tin ceiling and rough hewn beams, complete the farmhouse look. Around the corner, a bar area serves the adjacent dining room, complete with prep sink, ice maker, refrigerator drawers and warming drawer.  Pewter chicken wire inserts reveal display shelves housing a portion of the homeowner’s extensive glass and china collections.  The project was truly a collaborative effort between owner, architect, interior designer, and kitchen designer.


Alise O'Brien


Jim Howard