This kitchen plays a supporting role to the sweeping views of the Virginia countryside, but is no less sumptuous. An expansive Silestone counter runs underneath a series of large casement windows that stretch to the ceiling on the outer wall, while storage cabinets and paneled appliances are confined to the opposite wall. The walnut screen hiding the wet bar at the far end of the kitchen is another connection to the outdoors—it was built from trees taken down on the property to make way for this new home.
The storage is meticulously organized for the serious cooks who live here: Many of the ample drawers hide smaller interior drawers, increasing the amount of equipment and tableware that can be stored within them, while two panels open and recede into the wall to reveal a pantry for small appliances. A stone bar counter, meanwhile, rises over and extends beyond one of the two islands so dishes and clutter aren’t visible from the adjoining family room.