Behind The Scenes

A Log Cabin Kitchen Remodel.

Right smack in the middle of COVID in 2021, I was blessed to receive a phone call from a lovely landscape architect who had recently relocated back, from California to her family’s 200-plus acres farm in Huntly, Virginia. She wanted to remodel her kitchen.

Her home was comprised of a circa 1985 built log cabin with adjoining “as the years” went on additions. The kitchen footprint was awkward and dated.

With the assistance of Guy Brannock, Brannock Enterprises, and Rob Fling, RKC Engineering, we were able to sort through the odd configuration of 1985 “do it yourself” architecture and construction. We eliminated and/or reworked a few structural elements, including eliminating the two steps up the powder room transition. This allowed me to design a functional and delightful kitchen.

The homeowner was a dream to work with–mainly because of who she is naturally, but also because of her background as a Landscape Architect; she knew how to fit into the role of an “ideal client”. She let me participate fully, listened carefully to my ideas without condescension, and asked all the right questions. She did not rush the process realizing that the planning time is essential to the right outcome. Ah, my “poster child”!

Some other details:

1) Thermador appliances, paneled where appropriate
2) Kohler cast iron sinks in white
3) Hickory Creek Cabinetry–full overlay in SW 2847 Roycroft Bottle Green
4) 3cm “River White” granite fabricated by Landmark Surfaces
5) Subway marble backsplash

The homeowner was a dream to work with–mainly because of who she is naturally, but also because of her background as a Landscape Architect; she knew how to fit into the role of an “ideal client”.

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