2015 Kitchen Design winner: Reclaimed Farmhouse
Photography by Crown Point Cabinetry
This spacious farmhouse kitchen blends original architecture and salvaged materials with new cabinetry crafted by Crown Point Cabinetry. The base cabinetry, finished in Farrow & Ball’s Olive paint, complements the ruddy tones of the timber and floor. The wall cabinetry, finished in Farrow & Ball’s White Tie, recedes into the light-colored walls, offering an expansive feeling. The island combines the old with the new, using original timbers—salvaged from the property’s old carriage barn—to anchor and support the corners of the seating area. Other unique features include upper cabinets with chicken-wire panels; the bar area’s stained, clear pine backsplash; and the kitchen’s bead-board cathedral ceiling (the exposed hemlock and white pine beams came from the property and were milled in Drewsville).
Judges said: “This kitchen demonstrates a nice marriage of traditional details with a clean, understated aesthetic. The new cabinets and countertop provide an elegant contrast to the existing exposed ceiling beams and wood floors. The rough-hewn island legs and industrial light fixtures are a nod to the home’s history. The new island in the center of the room is detailed like a piece of free-standing furniture original to the house and provides a gathering place on the fringe of the functional work zone.”