When a city businessman embarked on building a country retreat for himself and his family, he had a clear vision. He wanted a home that was contextually suited to the country setting but also respectful of his ‘clean-line’ sensibilities. The selection of fir as the primary millwork wood throughout provides an immediate sense of warmth and comfort, while giving a gentle nod to the extraordinary exterior setting which is featured through many large windows.
The kitchen is the social hub of the house. The shaker paneled doors and drawers – a traditional style for custom kitchen cabinetry – helps maintain the owner’s desire for uncluttered design with a ‘country’ flair. A warm cream-coloured, man-made stone countertop creates a clean backdrop for the wood and surroundings while the wide plank Iroko wood floor further enhances the space with its character. The open kitchen layout provides optimal flow and encourages engagement and participation. Invited family and friends can comfortably move around the space and socialize while cooking. Three levels of lighting comfortably accommodate everything from cooking tasks to a casual quiet dinner for two at the island.
This project completed while in the employ of Ledingham Design Consultants
Ema Peter Photography