Kitchen with a View

Home owners:
Don and Kim Silvestri

Neighborhood:
Spencer Mountain at the Lake

Year built: 2012

Builder: Stewart McConnell

Local subcontractors:
Johnny Wells and Wayne Lilly-painters
Sherman Williams-paint
Erik Menzie-trim
Hambuchen Lighting-lighting
Ridout Lumber-flooring and windows
David Grant-cabinets

What do you love about your kitchen?
The open concept of my kitchen allows me to be a part of everything going on in my home while we gather in the living areas. That was very important to me, I love to have my family and friends together and be a part of everything that goes on before, during and after the meal.

What is one of your favorite features in your kitchen?
I chose the farmhouse sink, thinking ahead to be able to bathe my grand babies. Less than three years after we built the house, I was bathing my grandson and granddaughter in that sink.

How does your home’s
design work for your family?
I love the openness of the whole upstairs of my house because it allows my 2 1/2 year old grandson, who has to walk with a walker, a lot of freedom to chase my granddaughter around and around the big island. Their laughter and screams assure me I had them in mind before they were ever a glimmer in their parents’ eyes.

What was your design
inspiration for your kitchen?
The granite on the island was the inspiration for the colors and materials. The granite is an exotic granite named Vintage. We pulled out the faint blue green color in the granite as the color to paint the cabinets.