In Park City, an unabashedly function-forward kitchen melds industrial and modern design elements with inspiring results.
By Brad Mee, Photos by Scot Zimmerman
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In Park City, an unabashedly function-forward kitchen melds industrial and modern design elements with inspiring results. Located in Deer Crest, the modern mountain home was designed by Kevin Horn of Horn and Partners Architecture and built by Craig Mogul of Germania Construction.
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A sliding glass door and built-in walnut buffet separates and, at the same time, connects the kitchen to the adjacent dining room.
Drawing inspiration from the visual arts and architectural design, the etched patterned glass is from the Robert A.M. Stern Collection for Bentheim. Linen wallpaper, a 300-year-old rug, solid limestone fireplace surround and reproduction Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann chandelier adorn the adjacent dining room.
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Marble, stainless steel, wire-brushed oak, glass and walnut shape the room’s edited palette of authentic materials.
Micro-ribbed glass cabinet doors, framed in anodized aluminum, provide semi-transparent views of the upper cabinet’s contents.
A 60-inch Blue Star range and stainless steel hood anchors the back wall and creates a bold focal point that helps to establish the kitchen’s industrial style.
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Brave Refrigeration. Not only does Beal refrain from hiding the Sub-Zero refrigerator behind panel doors, but he actually draws attention to the exhibitionist-like appliance using glass doors. Upper cabinets crown the fridge to help create a single, large scaled focal point for the wall.
Decked-out island. Mies Brno counter stools pull up to the 3-inch thick slab of Calcutta marble topping the Parson-style island. Refrigerator drawers equip one end while a waterfall plane of wire-brushed oak dresses the other. Stainless steel forms the remainder of the feature. A prep sink adds functionality, and simple Holly Hunt pendant lights flow from above.
Integrated work station. A small built in workstation provides the homeowners with an out-of-the-way spot to drop their keys and perch over a laptop.
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Doors upholstered in linen with nailhead trim adorn a built-in lower cabinet separating the kitchen and dining areas.
Beal chose to place the range rather than sink on the window wall. A soffit gives the ceiling definition, houses lighting and beautifully links to the clean-lined upper cabinets.
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Refrigerator drawers inhabit one end of the stainless steel-clad island. A thick piece of Calcutta marble tops the piece.
The homeowner loves apron-front sinks, so Beal had one formed from a single sheet of commercial grade stainless steel. A KWC faucet adds to the feature’s professional style.
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Beal equipped the kitchen island with a Franke prep sink and a KWC faucet.
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Designer Cody Beal, Dunker Beal Interiors, SLC

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