Otter Pond Kitchen

Before Construction

Before Construction

A kitchen is the heart of the home, and this is a perfect example. Centrally located on the first floor and facing the pond, it is accessible to the adjacent sunroom, great room, and the bedroom wing. The original outdated kitchen was squeezed into two oddly-shaped spaces. To remedy this, Place designed a 3′-0″ bump-out to fill the void to align with an existing outside wall. This allowed room for a large ‘L’ shaped configuration and spacious island.

Kitchen Island, Geoffrey Hodgdon Photography

Kitchen Island, Geoffrey Hodgdon Photography

Four casement windows, facing the pond, make for a bright, open, and inviting kitchen; and compensate for the abnormally low 7′-8″ existing ceiling height. To keep the kitchen bright, the custom cabinets are light in color with a gothic-shaped panel on the upper cabinets. A simple dark-wood recessed panel adorns the island’s base-cabinets, anchoring it to the center of the space. The custom concrete countertops unify the island and perimeter areas.

Other finishes include tile floor, that mimics wood-inlay strips; a simple textural backsplash; under-mount sinks; and matching faucets.

The collaboration on this team included: Interior Design: Erin Paige Pitts Interiors,  Crowley Construction and The Kings Grant [concrete countertops]