A classic kitchen with cherry cabinets and a happy marriage of his-and-her special features.
The combination of natural cherry cabinets with a honey-onyx tile backsplash creates a classic amber and bronze scheme that leads to an impressive kitchen with a host of special features.
Designed by a couple of serious cooks, this favorite of ours boasts a Viking pro-range plus a separate high-output wok-burner unit with a pot-filler faucet and warming drawer in the same area. Since he is 6’7” tall and the primary grill chef in the house, the Vent-A-Hood was mounted unusually high — 44-inches above the range — essentially at soffit height — without any loss of function. In addition there are double wall ovens.
Over in the far corner of the kitchen is another accommodation for his working comfort — a section of counter built up to 40-inches versus the standard 36-inches. That area houses a prep sink at the same height plus a dishwasher.
The main double-bowl panel-front farm sink is located at the other end of the cooking space, to the left. The Arts & Crafts style cabinets hail from Village Gallery in Salem, Missouri. The back splash combines tumbled honey onyx with Walker Zanger copper patina trefoil deco tile dots. The granite counters are verde Butterfly Gold; floors Southern yellow distressed pine.
In the butler’s pantry a glass-back 42 x 48-inch upper cabinet, with glass doors and shelves, sits up against a window allowing natural light and a glimpse of the outdoors into the space. Also in the pantry, is the Herbeau Moselle 17-inch copper bar sink and Ostende copper companion faucet.
See the Panel Front Farm Sink for a closer look at the main sink in this kitchen.
(Source: Lorie McMillan)
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Lorie McMillin says
My goodness. I just found a lovely article here on our kitchen, although I never talked with the author. However, it is well written and shows our magnificent kitchen, which we still adore and use daily (i.e. We actually cook in it)! Thank you for the write-up. Lorie McMillin
Jane F says
Welcome to Atticmag. You may not remember our exchange about your kitchen as it was some time ago, back inthe GW heyday. But you graciously answered all my questions and provided the lovely photos. It has been one of our enduring favorites and we’ve been so happy to have it. And it’s still one of the few we can point to with a wok stove.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Jane