Oftentimes when we find ourselves scrolling through Instagram, Houzz, or Pinterest for kitchen ideas we tend to find only the trending styles (thank you, mysterious algorithm). Inspiration comes from all aspects of how a person lives and plays, and those elements are what ought to be woven into a home’s design. From light and airy to moody and dramatic each custom project should reflect the homeowner’s personal aesthetic. Today we feature the stunning kitchen in our Ridge View Estate.

With its impressive, vaulted ceilings and rich color palette this kitchen in The Cliff at Walnut Cove uses warm materials to ground its voluminous dimensions. A triple window centered on the far exterior wall features a deep sill and is the focal point on which other aspects of the kitchen are centered. The island runs parallel to the perimeter casework creating a functional and beautiful workspace. A paneled refrigerator creates a seamless transition from appliance to cabinetry, and double ovens are mounted high allowing for use that does not require a back straining motion. The 36” gas range top is nicely complimented by the built-in and concealed ventilation hood above, further showcasing the striking casework.

Now, on to the good stuff: The Finishes!

The cabinet color here is not one you see in every build. It is a combination of primer, paint, and glaze. The process began by first priming the material with a gray base, then coating the wood with Benjamin Moore 1497 Rolling Hills. The finishing touch is a brown glaze adding a bit of “age” to the casework.

Polished Taj Mahal Quartzite was selected for the countertops adding warmth and elegance to the space. Beautiful veining and striation adorn the natural stone tops creating an enchanting addition to an already special kitchen. Polished chrome faucets and a white apron front sink complete this classic ensemble.

White backsplash tile by Crossville Studios is designed to look handmade while boasting the basic maintenance of a porcelain product. Antique nickel cabinet hardware carries on the worn aesthetic with grace. Finally, the Calleis island pendants from Kichler warms the room with its basket weave semblance.

Designed with the homeowner’s form, function, and taste in mind, this one-of-a-kind kitchen is sure to inspire others to build what suits them best.

Article by Jennifer Scott
Photography by Kevin Meechan

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