European Inspired Kitchen
European Elegance Inspires A Functional Yet Beautiful Kitchen and Sunroom
The kitchen's traditional charm inspires functionality and beauty meeting a high aesthetic standard while stylistically relating to the home's European design-the look was as important as function. Handcrafted and milled cabinets go all the way to ceiling with simple trim and raised panel doors. Lavish attention to distinctive combinations of dental-and-bead custom architectural hand-carved 12-inch crown wood-molding wraps around the room defining the kitchen's open floor plan, embellished with 'acanthus' scrolls and oval-rosettes.
Elegant Solutions Cleverly Conceal Modern Conveniences
Two discretely camouflaged refrigerators have 'filigree' corners with bellflower and bead-rosette armoire-panel facades with brushed-bronze pulls, flank the buffet cremea-granite top severing area. Allowing display of china and vases upper beveled-glass front cabinets offer a welcome difference to the opaque base cabinetry.
Offering a nice contrast to the all-neutral antique-white maple cabinets is the kitchen's central element a 12x4-foot cherry-wood furniture island with Verde-green granite top detailed with floral Corbel columned legs has abundant storage space and camouflaged dishwasher. Meeting latest ergonomic standards are commercial-grade RealSteel® dual-spray pullout faucets for main and prep sinks offer chef-worthy tools.
The soul of the kitchen is the two-ton, six-foot flared-limestone arched cornice range-hood, complemented with two substantial floral limestone Corbels-anchors the cooking area's classic 'red-knob' 48-inch stainless steel range. This prominent eye-catching focal point replicates a traditional 18-century castle hearth. On each side of the range simple pilasters were used to add more detail to the cabinetry and function as pullout spice racks. Bordeaux limestone 3x6 backsplash pavers have an insert-band of Montage patterned sandstone glass-tile surrounding the kitchen's prep-work areas.
The sophisticated armoire-panel disguised refrigerator sits on an imported French pillowed Beaumaniere Classic limestone floor that leads through a gentle curved recessed-rope panel lintel that is held-up on each side with gold Corinthian capitals and marble Doric base columns. The limestone floor continues into an octagonal two-story sunroom surrounded by 8-foot windows and French doors that open onto an outside veranda, offers an inviting dining area flooding the adjoining kitchen with natural light.