The existing plan featured an open kitchen, living and dining area within a single space beneath a dramatic cathedral ceiling. A single column smack in the middle made it feel a little awkward. Clearly structurally significant, the challenge put creative problem-solving to the test.
Moving it would be a considerable cost and effort, with very little design reward. The obstacle was embraced and integrated into a vertical anchor for the new kitchen bar area. It now houses bookshelves for recipe books.
The wall separating the kitchen from the rest of the house was reworked to align with the living room fireplace wall. The wall now conceals the refrigerator to maintain a clean aesthetic and the cooking zone is highlighted with a striking black granite inset—a dramatic contrast to the whitewashed wood cabinets.
The black granite alcove and high-performance, color-correcting lighting create a stage for the colors of cooking. The black granite is repeated in the central island for maximum theatrical effect.
The right materials make all the difference.
White marble, whitewashed rift oak, custom leather pulls and speakers concealed behind black panel fabric are combined to create stunning millwork throughout the home. The primary bedroom features a revamped fireplace wall with plenty of storage and display space. Millwork and custom furniture steal the show in every room.
Work from home never looked so good.
A wall of well-appointed cabinets has plenty of space for a television, gaming equipment and even a fold-out desk for work-from-home convenience. When not in use, it is out of sight in true style.
The living room fireplace wall was transformed. The heavy split-faced Roman brick was refaced with a stone tile and accented with a cantilevered black marble hearth to create a wall of undulating white visual texture.