2015 Kitchen Design honorable mention: Post-and-Beam Kitchen

Photography courtesy of Mike Rixon

This renovated kitchen provides a wonderful space for entertaining, taking in stunning outdoor views and admiring the room’s beautiful post-and-beam architecture (which had been covered up by the previous owners). The new kitchen includes a walk-in pantry; a handcrafted butcher-block table with polished granite counters; a soapstone sink and countertops; maple cabinetry in two finishes; and Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer drawers. A spacious dining room area—centrally located between the kitchen and family room—takes advantage of the outdoor scenery and the cathedral ceiling above.

Judges said: “This simple kitchen design illustrates the beauty of working with a restrained, two-tone palette. The soapstone sink and countertops, granite wall tiles and stained maple island provide a strong contrast to the clear-finished maple cabinets, wood flooring and exposed post-and-beam structure. The design is extremely functional, providing a prep and cooking zone, and a separate but adjacent baking zone.”

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