General Contractor: Chris May Builders
Custom Cabinetry fabricated by Amherst Woodworking
This spacious 2 1/2 story kitchen was designed to accommodate large family gatherings where activity in the kitchen involves many and spills into other large gathering spaces. The kitchen occupies part of a major new building wing added to an existing house and its existing "lodge-like" Great Room.
The new Kitchen is overlooked by a large TV and game room sharing high interior windows which provide light and views.Inside the kitchen the east wall has 3 levels of grouped windows maximizing light transmission and views to the outdoors.
One can enter the kitchen through a mudroom circulation "spine" which connects a new Pantry, Powder Rm, closets and a stair connecting 3 levels from basement wine rm, canning rm, staff accommodation and mechanical and storage areas to upper level Tv Room.
Both the Kitchen and Mudroom overflow into a new large Sitting Rm/Dining Area which flows onto the exterior terrace and grill area on the west side and a wrap-around covered porch on the east side.
Although there are expansive volumes here, the individual spaces are comfortable and cozy and all spaces communicate directly with the rustic site and landscape.
Finish materials take their cues from the original Great Rm combination of stone and wood paneling and the owner's desire to have a contemporary take on the rustic vernacular.
The wood paneling is vertical grain Douglas Fir. Marvin insulating SDL wood windows are finished in fir in the interior as well. The "footworn" finish wide plank wood floors are stained Hickory from Carlisle.
Countertops are 1 1/4" "Concordia" from Stone Source. The back splash is a coursed multi-color slate tile. The custom designed cabinets were fabricated by Amherst Woodworking in cherry with a dark stain and matte finish.