2015 HOBI Award Winner, Best Kitchen Remodel
Interior Designer – Thom Filicia Inc. | Cabinetry Design & Fabrication – Christopher Peacock Home | Contractor – Murphy Brothers Contracting
As part of a major renovation to a wood frame Georgian residence located on a Connecticut estate, the primary goal was to create a large, combined kitchen and family room with new butler’s and food pantries. Entered via a reconfigured mudroom this area was to be the heart of the home.
The existing house had an awkwardly configured kitchen adjacent to a small cathedraled eating area and much useful space was lost to inefficient circulation. In order to create clearer, larger, and better connected spaces, and to extend the cathedral over the entire 26 foot length of the new kitchen, several bearing walls were removed and major steel beams were installed to provide the necessary spans.
Material choices for the kitchen include cerused floors and clear rift-and-quartered white oak beams and island that contrast to the high gloss grey cabinets. A custom nickel vent hood with mixed finishes anchors the center of the design. The butler’s pantry is well appointed for formal dinner parties and holidays. A dark chocolate high gloss color was chosen for the cabinetry to highlight an antique mirror and the white Calcutta Capri marble.