Appliances, plumbing, and lighting fixtures: Ferguson
Custom woodwork: Raines Brothers, Inc.
In choosing a light earth tone, the kitchen continues the rustic French provincial style that is so perfectly accomplished by course wooden beams and the focal point of the room, a masterfully crafted custom-cast limestone hood. The top portion of the hood is colored by ground copper flakes for a metallic finish. Soapstone countertops and white bronze Tabarka tile round out the room’s established, pastoral style. “The homeowner knew she wanted a light-colored kitchen, but we wanted to stay away from stark white,” Hertle explains.
The adjacent keeping room is a carefully integrated feature. Caughman explains, “That is a space which they originally hadn’t asked for. But I really wanted them to have somewhere cozier to spend their time. With 12-foot ceilings in the great room, I wanted them to be able to sit and talk where they didn’t have to feel like they were having a conversation in a racket ball court!” The room’s provincial feel is carried through with a pecky cypress mantle, custom-built by Raines Brothers, Inc. “We replicated that from a picture the homeowner brought us,” Brown says.
(above) Nearby, the wet bar is stunning, with sparkling, backlit onyx countertops, contemporary hardware, and glass-front, cremone-bolted cabinets.
The room’s provincial feel is carried through with a pecky cypress mantle, custom-built by Raines Brothers, Inc.