Wood, stone and other natural elements come together in these warm, inviting mountain kitchens
1. Rich and Raw
Designers: Peter Zimmerman Architects; Peace Design (interior design); Yellowstone Traditions (builder)
Location: Jackson, Wyoming
Size: 300 square feet (28 square meters)
Homeowners’ request. A home reminiscent of an original homesteader’s log house, functional yet with a historic feel.
Rustic palette. Moss rock veneer. Soapstone countertops. Reclaimed-wood walls, structural beams, ceiling planks, floorboards and custom cabinets. “Embracing the concept of a log home, the entire interior is wood, either log or board,” project manager Tim Blazina of Yellowstone Traditions says. “All of the materials were reclaimed. The owner wanted every element of the home to have soul.”
Other special features. Custom range hood. The house was constructed with reclaimed hand-hewn timbers, standing dead-log beams and details, antique oak flooring and wormy chestnut cabinets.
Cabinet hardware: Montana Sash & Door; all decor provided by Peace Design; photography: Audrey Hall
2. Light and Airy
Paul Bertelli of JLF & Associates
Big Sky, MontanaSize:
304 square feet (28 square meters); 16 by 19 feet Homeowners’ request.
A bright, clean, functional and family-friendly kitchen featuring materials with depth and interest.Rustic palette.
Hand-hewn reclaimed-oak ceiling timbers. Stone wall portions. “The material palette uses the same reclaimed-oak material in different ways to soften the space and make it feel inviting,” designer Paul Bertelli says.
Other special features. Whitewashed oak plank floors. Natural-finish oak island table. Shiplap-style wall and cabinet detail. Waterfall-edge countertop peninsula.
Designer secret. “To take full advantage of the views at the kitchen sink, we eliminated the upper cabinets and provided ample storage in the lower cabinetry layout,” Bertelli says.
Pendant lights: Holly Hunt; glass shelf brackets: Sugatsune; range hood: Wolf
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3. Sophisticated and Symmetrical
Laura Sullivan of ID.ology Interiors & Design
Asheville, North CarolinaSize:
266 square feet (25 square meters); 19 by 14 feet
A large, open kitchen ideal for entertaining, with lots of light, a built-in booth, a large center island, a beverage center and a symmetrical design. Rustic palette.
Leathered-granite countertops. Wood beams and floors. Stone fireplace in nearby living room.
Other special features. Shiplap backsplash. Molded walnut stools. Pop-up vent hood on island range for unobstructed views.
Designer secret. “Clean, symmetrical lines and understanding that the exterior beauty was a highlighted element that we were designing around,” designer Laura Sullivan says.
“Uh-oh” moment. “We went back and forth a couple of times on whether to paint the booth Peppercorn [by Sherwin-Williams] or white,” Sullivan says. “We ended repainting darker for more of a wow factor.”
Wall and cabinet paint: Extra White, Sherwin-Williams; trim and booth paint: Peppercorn, Sherwin-Williams; stools: Organic Modernism; pendants: Lamps Plus; designer-builder: Living Stone Design + Build
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