Having tackled three prior renovations at their city place, it was my pleasure to collaborate on a new kitchen for Mary and Rob’s country house. The woodsy cabin was just that: packed with original pine bead-board, ceiling beams, and a wood floor. It was too much of a good thing. The old kitchen tried to break out of all that wood with white cabinets, but they looked pasted on and overly fussy. Instead, we calmed things down with a transparent grey stain on riff-cut oak cabinets, slate floors, and a stone counter that echoes the trees outside. The modern appliances include an induction cooktop, with a propane burner as backup for times when the power goes out. The enlarged island makes a perfect gathering spot for houseguests but preserves the cook’s traffic patterns.
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