It’s the first of the year and a lot of us are putting our houses in order after the holidays and maybe in need of a little inspiration. As someone who likes to live big, this week I am providing big inspiration with a kitchen in a newly constructed, very livable family home on the Last Dance Ranch in Park City. Interior design is by Sharon Jonas, Ride On Interiors; contractor is Edge Builders; and Constantino Grandjacquet is the architect. Sharon Jonas is also an artist, and her creative approach shows in the selection of tiered concrete strata walls.
The kitchen is designed for a serious home cook to prepare meals for large groups with double ovens in the ten-burner Wolf range and supplemental Wolf convection and steam ovens.
The work areas are spacious and well lit with a 3Form panel suspended beneath the skylight to diffuse the natural daylight. Pendent lights supplement the work surface lighting for safe chopping, and seating along the counters allows for helping with the prep or just conversing. The walnut cabinet in the foreground opens…
and presto! It’s a convenient drinks refrigerator.
Similarly, the cabinets flanking the range enclosure are doors to the refrigerator and freezer.
And here is a little inspiration for emptying out the Christmas Eve dip and leftover eggnog to begin the year with a spotless refrigerator.
The kitchen captures the outdoor lifestyle inspired by Park City’s gorgeous views and mild weather with a sliding window for a pass through to the rear patio’s outdoor dining. Heaters make this space livable much of the year.
The kitchen windows to the front of the home look out to a sculpted metal and glass tree also by Sharon Jonas.
As far as the photos, Jonas did not want the reflected glare and color shift from having the kitchen lights on and preferred natural light sources but not the flare from sunlight. On the other hand, some of the lighting selections are key to the kitchen’s design and are important to explain how the work surfaces are well lit. I accomplished both through digital layering.
The evening photo of the glass sculpture required using an old (from the 1930s) technique of light painting that had resurfaced in the 1970s. Like most things you learn in life, eventually it comes in handy again.
May your year be joyous and your refrigerator be spotless.
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