Blue Mountains Kitchen
Living Stone Design + Build, out of Black Mountain, NC, was recently featured on FineHomeBuilding.com. The home owners wanted a kitchen with views and lots of light. What Living Stone came up with was two too-good-to-be-true bump-outs that gave the home owners what they wanted, while adding architectural detail.
Located in the mountains of Asheville, NC, this ENERGY STAR-certified home is both rustic and contemporary in style. A collaboration between Sean Sullivan, principal of Living Stone Design + Build, and the team at ID.ology Interiors & Design, the home features natural cedar, stone, stucco, and heavy timbers throughout. In the kitchen, light was paramount.
The room was strategically designed to capture natural light from multiple sources. Two bump outs work toward that end. The first houses a built-in breakfast nook supported by a cantilevered floor system insulated with open-cell foam to prevent cold air from making the floor beneath the table uncomfortable. The nook is surrounded by glass and fills with western light. It is through those windows that the homeowners enjoy long-range views, which can be seen from anywhere in the kitchen.