NEW ENGLAND CLASSIC

Photography By: Leigh McCarthy

A kitchen designed by Susan Masterman Architects.

This expertly crafted kitchen proves just how much you can accomplish over the winter with proper planning, permits and the right team. The project started when the clients’ refrigerator broke on a hot summer day. They decided it was time to build the kitchen they had dreamed of for years, so they called local contractor Will Gorman and architect Susan Masterman. Inspired by the timeless look of an English country kitchen, the windows were rearranged, the range relocated and custom cabinetry painted the colors of the New England coast. Masterman’s hallmark, a seamless blend of old and new, creates a sense of history without being stuck in the past.

1. THOUGHTFUL DESIGN
Out of sight but still within reach—everything has a place in this kitchen because of its well-considered design.

2. BESPOKE
The custom cabinetry, milled by a local master cabinetmaker, is designed to be timeless and functional, perfectly blending different styles. The generous island and tall hutch were designed to look like furniture.

3. CLASSIC COLOR
The high gloss paint on the bar, Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue, creates a moment of drama and whimsy.

4. ELEGANT PROPORTIONS
The new transom and windows flanking the range capture the natural light and celebrate the vaulted ceiling.

5. GOLDEN HOUR
Preferring a patina finish, Masterman chose unfinished brass accents that will age gracefully over time.

6. ROOM WITH A VIEW
The interior window allows light through the open floor plan while blurring the occasional messier side of a kitchen in use.

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