An elegant design reinvigorated this catch-all room into an entertainer’s dream kitchen and bar that serves as an extension of the outdoor pool area as well as an auxiliary kitch... Read more →
An elegant design reinvigorated this catch-all room into an entertainer’s dream kitchen and bar that serves as an extension of the outdoor pool area as well as an auxiliary kitchen for the home. A dramatic mix of materials creates a stunning atmosphere. Three- inch thick brilliant black quartzite countertops sit atop black stained rift cut white oak bevel inset cabinetry with bespoke integrated hardware. Custom metal and glass cabinets accented by brass light fixtures and faucetry prove to be a sophisticated combination. A pantry cabinet highlighting eye-catching octagonal door panels and interior roll outs adds functional storage for both kitchens. Bar height seating, a cozy sofa nook and a large flatscreen tv invite family and friends to linger. Horizontal v-groove wall panels tie it all together while showcasing an original oil painting of the clients’ daughter who is a national champion equestrian.
The challenge was to transform the existing dark, closed off room with no purpose into an entertainer’s dream kitchen without negatively impacting the functionality and storage for the main kitchen. As part of the design solution, the wall between the room and the main kitchen was removed along with a pantry closet in the same area. This created the desired connection between the two kitchens. A wall of large glass panels and doors to the outdoor pool and entertaining area was added where small windows were previously. Natural light now floods both kitchens. Having new access and sightlines from the main kitchen to the pool area gives meaningful flow to the home. The new bar kitchen, pantry and lounge elevates the home with purpose and poise.
The clients could not be more thrilled with the outcome of this project. A room they thought had no hope was transformed into a specialty kitchen that adds to their beautiful home in all the best ways, functionally, aesthetically and, most importantly by providing a gathering space for all their favorite people.
Dream Big, by the way, is the name of the pony in the painting.