|Cover Home for December 2003
Amenities abound in this modified version of Town & Country’s “Lakeside” model. The grand exterior is made welcoming by a custom front door. The owners’ appreciation for nature is apparent in the wildlife etchings engraved into the door’s sidelights.
The kitchen is the epicenter of this 5,800-square-foot house–especially during the holidays–and a variety of materials come together to make it so inviting. Stone tile flooring and teal Corian countertops come together with a stainless steel backsplash behind the commercial range to create an eclectic look. To tie it in with its rustic surroundings, pine tongue-and-groove paneling covers the bulkhead and the ceiling and is stained to match the golden birch custom cabinetry. Overhead recessed lights provide all the task lighting this kitchen needs, since large casement windows flood the kitchen with light.
Nothing rings in the holiday season like a good old-fashioned family meal. The home’s formal dining room is large enough to accommodate a crowd, but small enough to be intimate the other 364 days a year. The owners’ classic country decorating style is evident throughout.
For more information about this home, call Town & Country Cedar Homes at 800-968-3178 or visit www.cedarhomes.com.
Town & Country Cedar Homes photos by Roger Wade/Styled by Debra Grahl