Kailua Contemporary Craftsman

Kailua Contemporary Craftsman

Entertaining friends and family, an open floor plan, modern equipment, and Craftsman charm were specific elements on the minds of these homeowner’s as they detailed their wish list for their new kitchen. But one challenge stood out the most: How do you get maximum storage while keeping an open floor plan?

With a nod to the Arts & Crafts movement, this Kailua home showcases beautiful wood details, bold granite, and a wonderful textured slate floor. Cabinetry was selected with a rich, honey tone to warm up the space, while modern interior accessories enhance the functionality of the kitchen, reducing the need for heavy storage above the peninsula.

Careful attention was paid to the placement of carved block pilasters throughout, giving the kitchen custom Craftsman charm. The butcher-block island is both functional and beautiful; a wonderfully detailed piece of kitchen sculpture and the repetition of the same pilasters on the seating peninsula and coffee counter, emphasizes the richness of the style. Texture and material blend to create a space worthy of Craftsmen acclaim.

Designed to hold as many cooks as possible, this new kitchen is professional grade through and through. Double ovens, a gas range-top, and a dramatic hood bring culinary gusto to the kitchen. The built-in refrigerator, separate stainless steel sinks for the prep areas, and built-in espresso station blend function and flair in this epicurean dream.

The slate floor is carried throughout and into the adjacent dining and family room where a beautiful fireplace and stylish wine bar give the homeowner’s guests a great place to start the party. But since the kitchen is the new heart of the home, guests can feel just as comfortable in this kitchen where the “more the merrier” rings true.
“It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.”
- Henry David Thoreau
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