First Friday Feature: An Entertainer’s Dream Home

This month MAY be a little different than most as we start opening things up again. This also means while we are all still being safe, we are starting to consider being social again – in person! What better way to begin celebrating than by featuring this dream home for entertainers! While the public spaces in this home were redesigned to give the cook their own space, it also allows them to be a part of the fun. Separate but open is the name of the game, and we love it. And wait until you see the gorgeous indoor/outdoor space that was created with some fabulous doors. We hope this helps inspire some changes to create your own dream home soon!

The Dream Home Kitchen

These clients came to us really needing a revamped kitchen, which is where all the magic starts. It then grew into a much bigger project, but this room is where most of the magic happens.

Cabinets, Counter, Backsplash

Cabinetry is mostly from Cabico’s Elmwood Series – Maranello door with the White Oyster finish. The Oyster refers to a brushed linen look to give the painted cabinetry some depth. The accented peninsula is a Melamine slab style door – Titanium Textured Faux Wood. Counters are from Allied Stone. The perimeter is a Perla Venata Quartzite (leathered) while the peninsula is Raffles Grey by Maestro Quartz. Backsplash from Renaissance Tile is a 4×8 Poseidon field tile in White.

Hardware, Plumbing, Appliances

Hardware is from Top Knobs and is their Aspen Flat Side Pull in a Light Bronze finish. The sink is from Blanco – the Precision Super Single Bowl. Most of the plumbing is from Newport Brass’s East Linear Collection in their Antique Brass finish. This includes the main faucet, hot water dispenser, air switch, soap dispenser, and peninsula bar faucet. The 48″ range is from Dacor, as well as the warming drawer and microwave. A custom hood was made over the range. The main dishwasher is from Bosch, with a companion dishwasher drawer from Fisher & Paykel. We reused the clients’ existing SubZero refrigerator and rounded out the kitchen with a coffee maker from Miele.

Additional Spaces

Since this was much more than just a kitchen remodel, we did a complete overhaul on a lot of the house.

Breakfast Hutch, Powder Bath

The hutch in the breakfast space (below, left) was just off the kitchen, so we used Elmwood cabinetry to match the kitchen. The cabinets are jazzed up with Porthole Mullions and a beadboard splash. Counters are also matched with the kitchen perimeter. In the powder bath (below, right) we completed a Revive project. The doors and drawers were replaced, cabinetry was repainted, and Top Knobs Tapered Square Knobs in German Bronze were installed. The countertop is Piatra Grey quartz from Caesarstone. The sink is from Kohler – Devonshire in Bisque. Other plumbing and accessories are from Newport Brass Metropole Collection in Satin Bronze.

Laundry Room

In the laundry room (above, center), we saved some on the cost by choosing less pricey material. The cabinetry is from KitchenCraft – Lexington Door in Alabaster finish. Counters match the peninsula – Maestro Quartz’s Raffles Grey. Sink and Faucet are both from Blanco – the One Medium Bowl and the Sonoma Pull Down Faucet in Chrome. Backsplash at the sink is Renaissance Tile while we installed cork on the work/desk side.

Entertaining Rooms

To keep some guests out of the kitchen, the clients wanted a separate dry bar area for additional storage – and drinks. They also wanted it to be easily accessible from the backyard. Located right by the new exterior doors we installed more cabinetry from Elmwood. Still matching the kitchen and even installing the same counter material, it really ties the rooms together. The cabinets here have an X-mullion with antique mirror inserts to jazz the space up some. We also made a few changes at the fireplace in the living room. This included modifying the gas starter valve, installing a new Azul Valencia Limestone hearth and surround, and repainting.

Customized Door System

And before we forget, the indoor/outdoor space! Here in Texas, we have ample days (and nights!) to make full use of a space like this. The clients wanted to be able to completely open up to their patio for large gatherings, and not have a mess of doors in the way. The solution? This fabulous system is from LaCantina Doors. All four doors panels fold into each other and can be pushed to the far side. We love it!

What is your favorite part of this space? Would your dream home look anything like this, or be completely different? Find more inspiration from these features: a large garage addition including a new powder and mudroom, and this more traditional whole-home remodel that will make you swoon.