In houses with sprawling square footage and far-reaching rooms, it’s up to the kitchen to anchor the home. Both a gathering space and a room that receives more use than any other, kitchens must be designed with function and style in mind. Today’s builders and designers know this and displayed some of their most recent workmanship in the 2021 Park City Showcase of Homes. Over 15 alpine homes participated, and there was no lack of culinary creativity. Take a look at some of our favorite standout sculleries:
This modern mountain home blends rustic textures with modern elements. In the kitchen, a waterfall-style island anchors the room, while a trio of bespoke pendants fill the countertops with light. Deep navy cabinetry provides homeowners with ample storage space and echo azure hues found throughout the home.
A different view of the sleek kitchen offers a glimpse of the open floor plan beyond. A built-in refrigerator and temperature-controlled pantry add further functionality to the space.
Grey cabinets and wood finishes impart cabin-like comfort in this Park City kitchen. In the center of the room, a T-shaped island offers a savvy storage solution and accommodates five low back stools. While the kitchen is primarily dressed in darker colors, the room is far from gloomy. Three large sections of sliding doors in the adjacent living area flood the kitchen with natural light.
An entertainment area is built into one side of the kitchen—perfect for catching up on the news while seated at the breakfast nook.
Departing from the usual mountain interior, a bright kitchen is bathed in ivory hues. A lengthy island offers expansive counter space while anchoring the room. Above, dual basket pendants add symmetry and visual interest. Mixed wood floor panels contrast with the bright, fair palette and connect the home to its alpine surroundings.
Instead of limiting the island to cabinets and counter space, the designers installed a deep farmhouse sink and dishwasher for added functionality.
Tucked in a Heber Valley, a contemporary mountain home features reclaimed barnwood and custom stonework. In the kitchen, timeless wood textures are paired with contemporary steel fixtures. Open shelves offer a display opportunity for statement pitchers and glasses, preventing the room from becoming stodgy.
Adjoining the gourmet kitchen is a wrap-around butler’s pantry. Limestone countertops line the border of the room, and a third sink appears in the back.
A statement barn door separates the kitchen from the foyer.
Striking shapes and clean Scandinavian lines define this kitchen by Ezra Lee Design + Build. The geometric island informs the flow of the room, and the marble countertop delivers a natural flair. Open shelves appear to float on textured concrete walls, displaying various ceramic and glass items
In the kitchen’s entrance, wrap-around shelves accentuate the angled walls. Underneath, a similarly shaped cabinet stores a tech-savvy wine fridge.
Check out trends from last year’s Park City Showcase here.