A Dream Home Come True
Overlooking the Great Smoky Mountains at 4,000 feet, this new-build kitchen is the dream home of Stan and Montana Wakefield. Designer Scott Koehler of Whispering Pines, N.C.-based Koehler Designs helped these hands-on clients create this remote retreat.
The Wakefields were hands on in every part of the project. After the shell of the house was built, they moved from their other home in Florida and assumed the role of general contractors so they could coordinate the local craftspeople and subcontractors.
The most important requirement for the kitchen design was that it had to work well for baking, cooking, gathering and entertaining.
Symmetry and repeating patterns can be seen throughout the home, including the white palette and the open storage.
Montana chose sparkly things like the clear acrylic cabinet knobs, which were inspired by pretty things she saw in Paris.
Custom drawer organizers in the prep area include a knife drawer, a two-tier utensil drawer and a spice drawer made from recycled wood.