Project of the Month - April 2012

The goal of this Tully, NY project was to create a multi-functional kitchen and great room addition to accommodate large family gatherings. The addition to this large ranch-style home has a full basement with access to the back yard and swimming pool. The addition has in-floor hot water heat in both the upstairs and basement. Some of the many outstanding features of this project are its 15-foot high cathedral ceiling and hand hewn interior trusses that span the 24-foot width of the room. New oak hardwood floors in the kitchen and dining area were extended to the hall and main entry of the home. The 6-foot French style patio door opens onto a large deck that raps around the house from the back to the side overlooking the beautiful hills of Tully.

CLICK ANY PHOTO TO VIEW SLIDESHOW & DESCRIPTIONS

  • Among the outstanding features of this kitchen are its 15’ high cathedral ceiling and hand hewn interior trusses spanning the 24’ width of the room. There are many options for lighting including recessed, pendants and under-cabinet. Hidden uplights on the top of the wood beams light the cathedral ceiling.
    Among the outstanding features of this kitchen are its 15’ high cathedral ceiling and hand hewn interior trusses spanning the 24’ width of the room. There are many options for lighting including recessed, pendants and under-cabinet. Hidden uplights on the top of the wood beams light the cathedral ceiling.
  • The Old Stone Works fireplace mantel matches the range hood. The fireplace is a gas Heat & GLO 6000 series that has a remote control for every function including flame height, room temperature, and interior lighting of the firebox.
    The Old Stone Works fireplace mantel matches the range hood. The fireplace is a gas Heat & GLO 6000 series that has a remote control for every function including flame height, room temperature, and interior lighting of the firebox.
  • The kitchen features a 1000 lb. “Old Stone Works” range hood that matches the fireplace mantel. The kitchen cabinets are from the “Jim Bishop” line of custom cabinets and feature an off-white painted finish with edge wear and oil rubbed bronze hardware. The perimeter counters are marble.
    The kitchen features a 1000 lb. “Old Stone Works” range hood that matches the fireplace mantel. The kitchen cabinets are from the “Jim Bishop” line of custom cabinets and feature an off-white painted finish with edge wear and oil rubbed bronze hardware. The perimeter counters are marble.
  • The large tiered island has a soapstone countertop and custom tile backsplash. The island has areas for food prep as well as buffet service or additional seating. The deep granite composite sink is easy to maintain and functions well for washing vegetables, cleaning dishes and oversize pots and pans.
    The large tiered island has a soapstone countertop and custom tile backsplash. The island has areas for food prep as well as buffet service or additional seating. The deep granite composite sink is easy to maintain and functions well for washing vegetables, cleaning dishes and oversize pots and pans.
  • The kitchen has many amenities including a built-in refrigerator, commercial range, custom stone hood and a back area that includes a café bar. The café room is space that was set aside for the coffee machine, microwave and a small copper sink. The multi-functional island separates the kitchen and the great room.
    The kitchen has many amenities including a built-in refrigerator, commercial range, custom stone hood and a back area that includes a café bar. The café room is space that was set aside for the coffee machine, microwave and a small copper sink. The multi-functional island separates the kitchen and the great room.
  • The design of the kitchen is “French Country” which mixes decorative cabinetry and lighting, white wall tiles, rustic beams, marble and carved stone, and lavender blue accents.
    The design of the kitchen is “French Country” which mixes decorative cabinetry and lighting, white wall tiles, rustic beams, marble and carved stone, and lavender blue accents.
  • Two large custom-built window seats with cushions provide extra seating for a crowd when the homeowners entertain family and friends. Drawer storage is built in below the seats.
    Two large custom-built window seats with cushions provide extra seating for a crowd when the homeowners entertain family and friends. Drawer storage is built in below the seats.
  • There is a convenient office area in a corner of the main room featuring Jim Bishop cabinetry and a marble desktop that matches the kitchen, accented by wainscoting.
    There is a convenient office area in a corner of the main room featuring Jim Bishop cabinetry and a marble desktop that matches the kitchen, accented by wainscoting.