This farmhouse kitchen is both grand and cozy.
Kennedy defined the areas of the kitchen with the placement of three sinks, each with a different function. A four-foot-wide granite clean-up sink accommodates large pots and pans while copper sinks occupy the prep area and the breakfast bar, which features a coffee station, icemaker and wine storage. The couple “wanted the most advanced cooking equipment,” Kennedy says. “They chose the La Cornue oven.”
The long passage to the dining room doubles as a butler pantry.
Because they live a half-hour away from the nearest grocery store, they needed lots of storage, so Kennedy designed a long butler’s pantry down the center of the house to accommodate their needs; it also functions as a bar area during parties.
The ample granite farmhouse sink used for cleanup matches the countertops.
The Gennins envisioned a rustic yet elegant style for their kitchen. Kennedy chose light cabinetry with details such as mini-Corinthian-style columns, then combined it with other finishes: dark cherry lower cabinets, black shelf units with mesquite wood surfaces, and Golden Sun granite countertops. Oak beams and heart pine floors complete the picture.
The breakfast area boasts wine storage, a microwave and a copper sink.