Spacious Pantry Behind Barn Doors
Weathered oak stands out against the refined details in this country kitchen.
A fully stocked pantry makes meal planning, shopping, and cooking a much more pleasurable experience. For many, a separate walk-in pantry is ideal, but a well-organized smaller storage space for cooking and baking supplies can work equally well. Opening the sliding barn-style doors of the 96-in.-high by 14-in.-deep pantry that runs along one wall of this 16-ft. by 20-ft. kitchen reveals plenty of storage for kitchen staples, all within easy view and reach of the cook. Closed, the rough-hewn oak pantry doors with painted accents complement the painted cabinetry with oak details and bronze/ antique-brass hardware. Black granite countertops, black steel rolling barn-door-style hardware, and unlacquered brass light fixtures with milk-glass shades add the finishing touches to this warm and welcoming space.
Principal designer Phil Regan, Hutker Architects, Vineyard Haven, Mass., hutkerarchitects.com
Project manager Angie Francis, Hutker Architects Builder Rosbeck Builders Corporation, Edgartown, Mass., rosbeckbuilders.com
Photos Brian Vanden Brink, brianvandenbrink.com