This remarkable, custom-built home is located on the Puget Sound in West Seattle, Washington. While the exterior of the home is distinctly Mediterranean, the interior features both traditional and French country styles.
The airy, open kitchen floor plan creates a warm, welcoming space that is ideal for both cooking and entertaining.
Exposed wood beams are a welcomed addition to the kitchen and bring rustic elements to this exceptionally sophisticated space.
The cabinets on the perimeter of the kitchen are an elegant, maple, flat-panel inset door with an eggshell satin paint and a pewter furniture glaze. The island is made up of a thicker, rustic alder, raised-panel door style with a cinnamon stain and a black furniture glaze.
Raised-panel doors come in many different styles, and the shadow lines created by this extra detail are a signature look of traditional kitchens (source: Kitchen Workbook: 15 Elements of a Traditional Kitchen).
A variety of marble was used for the countertops, a timeless choice for any kitchen.
Marble has an unrivaled, classic look that always seems to be in style. For lovers of white kitchens in particular, marble offers more variety than almost any other material (source: Your Guide to 15 Popular Kitchen Countertop Materials).
The kitchen island is as functional as it is beautiful. Not only does it provide extra storage space, but is also the ideal home for a farmhouse sink.
One of the best parts about using a farm sink or apron-front sink in the island is that they’re often pulled forward a bit on the cabinet, and they don’t require 3″ of countertop in front of the sink hole. You gain usable counter space for your guests on the other side (source: Kitchen Solution: The Main Sink in the Island).
Cabinets and countertops were provided by Parr Cabinet Design Center in Tukwila, Washington.
Architect: Jim Dearth – Ripple Design Studio, Inc. Seattle, WA
Photographer: Ryan Dearth Photography