Artisan appeal

This kitchen presents an earthy material palette and an attention to handcrafted detail
Story by: Charles Moxham Photography by: Brian Vanden Brink
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Often a kitchen's decor is an extension of the design theme in the rest of the home. A spacious residence echoing the look of classic Adirondack summer retreats is likely to feature a strong, country-style kitchen with wood surfaces and a rustic, hand-built aesthetic.

Such was the inspiration for this kitchen in a house in the mountains, designed by architect Laine Jones and built with hand-crafted techniques by Steve Howell.

"The kitchen, like the majority of the interior, is largely in Douglas fir, with an oiled finish although the ceiling has a gloss finish to protect against cooking grease," says Jones. "The island has been painted in grey tones to avoid the timber becoming overly prominent."


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Slate floor tiles in subdued tones extend the emphasis on natural materials suited to the rustic style of the house and its remote setting.

The cabinetry is in a Shaker style with recessed-panel doors, a look also favoured in the Great Camps of the Adirondacks.

However, the house has been designed to have a pervading air of individualism and fun, says Jones. A tree motif carved between the rangehood and flanking cabinetry is an indication of the design's one-off personality, and is found in various places throughout the house.

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"An adjacent walk-in pantry adds to this country kitchen's storage options and functionality," says Jones.

Feb 08, 2011

Credit list

and an attention to handcrafted detail Architect
Laine Jones AIBD, Laine M Jones Design (West Newbury, MA)
Builder and project manager
Steve Howell BAGB, NAHB, Howell Custom Building Group
Flooring
Antique heart pine tongue and groove
Kitchen cabinetry
Clear-coat natural finish on Douglas fir inset with beaded face frame, custom, by Howell Custom Building Group
Kitchen sink
Stainless steel undermount double basin by Kohler
Taps
Newport Brass traditional pullout in oil-rubbed bronze
Ventilation
Vent-A-Hood
Dishwasher
Bosch
Kitchen designer
Laine M Jones Design
Interior designer
Carol Trubey Interiors
Lighting
Design Lighting
Benchtop
St Cecilia granite
Splashback
Village Bend tile from Perillo Marble
Oven and cooktop
Wolf
Refrigerator
Sub-Zero
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