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Dream Kitchens

Steve Bracci

This elegant Johns Road kitchen was once five separate rooms with paneling and shag carpet. After a 1996 renovation that combined solid design and timeless materials, this modern showcase offers timeless style. The farmhouse sink is reserved specifically for tending the magnificent orchids on display in the arched concrete windows. The Gaggenau industrial ovens and stovetop are “fool proof” tools for culinary achievement.

Originally composed of a small kitchen, back porch and sunroom, this lovely Huxley Drive kitchen was transformed into a spacious, flowing space that overlooks the pool and newly constructed outdoor living area. Much of the inspiration for the details and design came from the matching stone and gleaming glass backsplashes behind the stove and wet bar. 

The ceiling is the star of this Bellerive Circle kitchen with its copper-colored dome and rich wood accents. Beveled and leaded-glass front cabinets and copper accents and fixtures provide a total picture of beauty and function. The outdoor poolside kitchen and living area accommodate gracious entertaining, keeping guests warm and cozy even on crisp winter nights. 

In the process of transforming this 1960s Walton Way house into a space that would accommodate a busy modern family, walls were moved and others were taken down entirely. The end result included an open kitchen that is the hub of the house—as beautiful as it is functional. From breakfast to homework to entertaining, the kitchen, adjoining den and outdoor living area offer an inviting seamless space for spending time with family and friends.

Originally constructed in 1926, this Summerville kitchen maintains many of the unique qualities of the Willis Irvin designed home. An earlier addition added the breakfast room while the more recent remodeling project changed the configuration of the kitchen and breakfast room, resulting in the perfect space for family and friends to convene during prep time. An adjacent butler’s pantry showcases the house’s original McCrary icebox, cleverly preserving a bit of its architectural history.

Originally built in 1906, this inviting McDowell Street kitchen was renovated in 2000 to meet the needs of a large bustling family. From pancake breakfasts to slumber parties, football parties and cookie swaps, the space is designed to successfully accommodate them all.

Despite its state of the art appliances and luxurious appointments, this Shoal Creek Court kitchen was designed to create a mood of casual comfort. The addition of an outdoor kitchen, sitting area and fireplace completes the picture, providing an ideal place for casual year-round entertaining.

Hours of research and consideration went into to the renovation of this Candace Drive kitchen, resulting in a winning combination of function and design. A well thought out labor of love, it features a full refrigerator and freezer and custom cabinets with glass doors designed by the homeowners—crafted locally from leaded wave and smooth glass.

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