Modern Country Uxbridge Kitchen
After a recent addition, we wanted to create a kitchen that would highlight the new features while preserving the history of this much-loved family home.
We knew our design would have to be incredibly special when we learned that the client’s Grandfather, a farmer and carpenter, had built this home and handed it down to the family. We wanted to complement the recent addition designed by local architect Hailey Weatherbee, which created an open concept main floor surrounded by a stunning view of the backyard and vaulted ceilings with exposed wood beams.
The scale created by the vaulted ceiling meant we needed to go big with the design. The clients love to entertain and wanted a place to gather, so we balanced the high ceilings with a large island as the hub and focal point of the kitchen.
Combining modern style with a twist of country, the island houses a stainless steel apron sink with brushed nickel faucet for an industrial feel. The opposite side features wood cabinets with X panels reminiscent of barn doors, which conveniently hide additional storage.
The island top was commissioned as a one of a kind piece of raw, reclaimed walnut, repurposed and refinished by local wood artisan Jeff Baker. A matte finish and live edge added to the rustic yet refined feel.
A large 36” Wolf gas range was chosen and surrounded by simple Shaker style cabinets accented with industrial style wrought iron handles. We included a pantry cabinet on one end of the cabinetry and matched this with a built-in paneled fridge on the other to promote symmetry and balance in the design.
Our client is a piano teacher with young children, so we designed a custom desk area connected to the kitchen using the same grey as the island and a dark grey quartz desktop that matched the counters. This created a cohesive look at feel for a spot where she could work with her students or help her children with schoolwork.
Finally, the hemlock floor was hand-stained for a rustic look. This same feel was echoed in the hand-scraped white subway tile with a matte finish, which we complemented with soft grey grout.
Through a mix of materials, symmetry, styles, and scale, we were able to create a modern design deeply inspired by the heritage of this family home.