MODERN MINIMALIST KITCHEN
Keowee Key, Lake Keowee
This custom home built on the beautiful banks of Lake Keowee in the 1990s had a very dated interior. Unfortunately, the layout was completely compartmentalized and cramped. In particular the kitchen and master bathroom were barely functional, reading as afterthoughts compared to the grand architectural design throughout the rest of the home. The client’s vision was two-fold; open these spaces to more livable, realistic proportions and bring a decidedly modern and exciting flair to the aesthetic.
Decisions were made to extend the footprint of the kitchen by 2 feet which would allow for a 9’x4’ central island and to widen an existing passthrough between the kitchen and great room so that the homeowners can view the lakeshore from their workspace. Flat panel custom cabinets in a combination of custom painted maple and stained sepele woods brought modern appeal without overwhelming the beautiful natural wood beams and soaring ceilings with skylights which are the intended focal points.
In the master bath, the clients wanted something truly special. Together we created an open wet room concept for the shower and tub area, and continued the rich sepele wood cabinetry that is also featured in the kitchen and dining spaces.
The mosaic feature wet room wall celebrates its unusual shape that is due to a low roof line in the home’s exterior. The random scatter homemade triangular tiles were plotted on the floor of the master bedroom one piece at a time so the client could visualize design before installation. It took and a lot of patience for the tile tradesmen to transfer the pattern and install the tile on the shower walls.