Jessica and Jonathan's "Cook Together In Front of the Fireplace" Kitchen

Jessica and Jonathan's "Cook Together In Front of the Fireplace" Kitchen

Cambria Bold
Aug 9, 2012

When Jessica and Jonathan renovated their Eichler-style Denver home, they knew exactly what they wanted to be able to do when it was all said and done: cook together in front of the fireplace while watching it snow. (Who wouldn't want that?) Here's what they changed to make to happen:

They removed all the interior kitchen walls and overhead cabinets, extended the countertop line around the adjacent wall, and installed built-in shelving below the cabinets to compensate for the lost space. Now the large island (with its awesome peek of orange!) is a wonderful place for guests to mill about while the couple cooks dinner.

Kitchen Resource List:

• Bosch appliances
• Vintage Lightolier fixtures (I restored them) - c. 1960 TFA: The Future Antiques, St. Louis, Missouri
• Teak stump tray - DecorAsian Interiors Denver, Colorado
• Atlas ceiling fans - Lamps Plus
• Sputnik-style ceiling lamp - Lamps Plus
• Painting - Havana, Cuba art market
• Japanese wood doll - Shinjuku flee market Tokyo, Japan
• Fruitbasket - craigslist
• Monk image - Bangkok, Thailand, Flea market
• Sleeping mask - Arenal, Costa Rica
• Tibetan Prayer wheel - Lhasa, Tibet
• Rosewood Bowl (Monteverde, Costa Rica)
• Migrant Mother print - Lhasa, Tibet, shot by my father John Galbreath

See the Full Tour: Jessica and Jonathan's "Like-Eich" Ranch at Apartment Therapy

Related: A Kitchen Fireplace by G.P. Schafer

(Images: Ashley Poskin)

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