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HAPPENINGS

A LOOK INSIDE

Williford introduced the builder and designer, and then the trio embarked on
a virtual tour of the home - starting at the front door. Ample use of Marvin
windows and the in-swing French doors flood the space with natural light
where possible, but where there's no easy access to the outdoors, Velux Sun
Tunnels illuminate hallways.
" This makes it feel like a bright, outdoor space, even though it's the center
of the house, " said Effren.
Among the home's many highlights that Effren and Berkemeyer described, the kitchen is loaded with custom storage for seasonings, oils, recycling and trash, with drawers that include a knife block and non-slip mats
to prevent contents from sliding around. One of Effren's favorite features
is a pass-through from the more social part of the kitchen - anchored by a
generous 10-ft. center island - to a butler's pantry with a second sink and
Sub-Zero refrigerator, so dirty dishes can easily be hidden while the party's
going on. The sink is offset from the pass-through to further hide the mess.
" The Caesarstone countertops and backsplash accent the mix of light
and dark gray Wood-Mode cabinets in a rough-sawn European white oak
finish, which adds texture and warmth to the modern feel of the house, " said
Berkemeyer, who is based in Westport, Conn.
Aitoro Appliances supplied a Wolf professional cooktop, double ovens and
microwave, Cove dishwashers and Sub-Zero refrigerators. A custom blackmatte hood by Betlan Corp. makes a statement against soft gray cabinets
along one wall. Kohler's Purist semi-pro black faucet in black complements

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ABOVE Two views of the

kitchen, featuring a 10-ft.
island with Kohler's Stages
island sink with prep accessories; Sub-Zero Wolf and Cove
appliances; and Caesarstone
countertops

a 45-in. Kohler " Stages " island sink that features a
cutting board and accessories fitted into the sink.
The cutting board can slide across the sink to cover
the hole when using the island for entertaining.
Berkemeyer outfitted pantry doors to mimic a
refrigerator, creating symmetry with the actual
fridge on the other side of the kitchen.
Williford asked about the contrast between
the rustic farmhouse flair and the modern industrial elements. Effren said they chose to mix styles
to add warmth to the otherwise very sleek and
contemporary space and tie the stain color of the
exterior to the interior. She said, in fact, that when
she met with Berkemeyer, she was inspired by the
dark gray nail polish she was wearing - which
matched the cabinet color. An Elkay water dispenser has already saved an estimated 500+ plastic
water bottles in just a month's time, added Effren,
and a beverage center features a coffee station and
Sub-Zero wine refrigerator.
HITS AND HIGHLIGHTS

Some of the home's other innovative features include smart home technology from Control4/

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Editor’s Note
Show Note
NKBA Note
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Trends
Better Business
Skill Set
Hot Topic
Learning Corner
Special Section
KBIS 2021
Favorites
Universal Design
Color Find
Solutions
Small Spaces
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