3rd Place Transitional Award KDC 2017-18
Combining contemporary and traditional elements, John Bynum and interior designer Tara Hutchens succeeded in crafting a timeless kitchen at B Residence. Symmetry grounds the space and connects it to the adjoining dining and living areas, while the scullery keeps the kitchen clear of mess and clutter. Delightful details and a refined mix of materials create a comfortably sophisticated feel.
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The Wolf range and reclaimed-wood ventilation cover create the kitchen’s focal point, mirroring the scale of the living room’s fireplace on the opposite wall. Along the main axis sits a dining area with wood-beamed ceilings and large windows. This flow links the kitchen to the rest of the home while keeping the plan compact enough for comfortable daily living. The symmetrical theme continues throughout the kitchen, with the Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer flanking a large window, two eye-grabbing light fixtures hovering over the island, and twin door frames and open shelving on either side of the hood. The meticulous attention to detail produces a balanced space that effortlessly connects the home.
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In B Residence, Bynum and Hutchens took the best of the old and new to create a truly enduring design. The clean lines and use of reclaimed wood in the range hood and double waterfall-edge island balance the traditional furniture features in the cabinetry. A mix of open shelving and leaded, frosted glass panels (completed by an artisan) in the pantry cabinets tie the contemporary and classic look together.
Whites and grays, along with darker joinery and minimally framed glass cabinets in the scullery, create a timeless color palette. Meanwhile, the wood floors add a warm, welcoming touch. And as kitchens continue to become the center of domestic life, Bynum’s scullery takes an old concept and gives it new life—keeping modern messes out of sight.
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