The new owners of a huge Mt. Airy estate were looking to renovate the kitchen in their perfectly preserved and maintained home. We gutted the 1990's kitchen and adjoining breakfast room (except for a custom-built hutch) and set about to create a new kitchen made to look as if it was a mixture of original pieces from when the mansion was built combined with elements added over the intervening years.
The classic white cabinetry with 54" uppers and stainless worktops, quarter-sawn oak built-ins and a massive island "table" with a huge slab of schist stone countertop all add to the functional and timeless feel.
We chose a blended quarry tile which provides a rich, warm base in the sun-drenched room.
The existing hutch was the perfect place to house the owner's extensive cookbook collection. We stained it a soft blue-gray which along with the red of the floor, is repeated in the hand-painted Winchester tile backsplash.
Open concept home built for entertaining, Spanish inspired colors & details, known as the Hacienda Chic style from Interior Designer Ashley Astleford, ASID, TBAE, BPN
Photography: Dan Piassick of PiassickPhoto
This basement kitchen features all the same conviences as a full size kitchen but allows the user to come in from the lake without worrying about getting water all over the place. The polished concrete floors are forgiving and this finishes picked for the space bring the outside in, especially the blue glass mosaic tile used on the backsplash. The classic white shaker cabinets are the perfect choice to brighten things up and pair great with the dark granite countertops.