“This kitchen is very authentic, and the homeowners really use it as it is supposed to be used,” Dennee says. For example, they chop right on the maple butcher block island countertop, as intended.
Two straight lines of pot racks add a more modern touch beneath the traditional coffered ceiling. “At first I was reluctant to fulfill their wish for a pot rack, because it can be such a big statement that sometimes overwhelms a kitchen and complicates the placement of lights,” he says. “However, they didn’t care to have decorative lights in here; they are both very neat people; and all of their pots and pans are gorgeous, so it looks fantastic.”
“The corner cabinet has been very important to them throughout their married life," he says. "They have always stored their dishes in it, so I made a specific effort to include it in the kitchen."
Refrigerator: Monogram cabinet panel front, GE