Indoor-Outdoor Farmhouse Kitchen with Board-and-Batten Paneling


For 3 years, tech execs Brian Jackson and Thomas Ranese devoted their weekends to actual property looking. The couple had been on the lookout for a home near Google’s downtown San Francisco workplace, the place they each labored on the time, that might function “a little bit of peace in the midst of the town” and a spot to cook dinner and entertain collectively. What they ultimately discovered was a well-situated 1871 Victorian that over the many years had had the allure renovated out of it.

SF architect Malcolm Davis, a longstanding member of the Remodelista Architect & Designer Listing, took a take a look at the present kitchen with its adjoining sliver of patio and multitiered yard, and noticed the chance to create a real indoor-outdoor dwelling setup. The reinvented kitchen, completed in a white-and-black palette—to “enable the encircling greenery and the meals to offer the colour and life,” says Davis—shouldn’t be solely best for intimate meals for 2 however can be party-ready: It now has two eating rooms on both facet of it, one indoors, one out.

Images by Paul Dyer courtesy of Malcolm Davis Structure.

for an urban farmhouse look, davis applied classic board and batten paneling to 9
Above: For an city farmhouse look, Davis utilized traditional board-and-batten paneling to the 265-square-foot area. “It breaks up the formality and permits a contemporary rework to mix properly with the historic bones of the home,” says designer Elsa Brown, a member of Davis’s staff.

The counters are oiled soapstone and the backsplash is tiled in Heath Ceramics’ Opaque White two-by-four-inch tiles. The economic desk base got here from Massive Daddy’s Antiques; Will Wick of Wick Design (who helped the couple discover a few of the furnishings and make paint selections) fabricated the Carrara marble high, which might be raised and lowered from counter to bar top. The paneling and ceiling are painted Benjamin Moore Nimbus, a tender grey—”at 50 % energy,” says Jackson: “We blended it with primer to lighten it”—and the cupboards are Benjamin Moore Swiss Espresso.

by excavating an inaccessible sloping section of the garden, davis gained space 10
Above: By excavating an inaccessible sloping part of the backyard, Davis gained area to insert an addition, a separate pantry and powder room on the far finish of the room, in addition to a dramatic “glassy nook”—two sliding glass doorways that utterly open the kitchen to a sunny, south-facing patio.

Observe the wall cupboards adjoining to the Wolf vary; they make use of a shallow recess within the wall between studs to present built-in spice and bottle storage. Additionally notice the bar counter, which has space-saving, under-the-shelf stemware storage and a wine fridge.

made by weiland, a division of andersen, the fir framed glass doors slide along 11
Above: Made by Weiland, a division of Andersen, the fir-framed glass doorways slide alongside the outside partitions for a disappearing impact. The doorways kind a climate seal on the 90-degree angle the place they meet, and the barely seen window monitor on the bottom has a drain constructed into it, which retains water from seeping in and permits the oak ground and concrete pavers to “be at precisely the identical aircraft,” notes Davis, “so there’s no step.”

The outside eating ensemble is the Kayu Teak Desk and Kayu Teak Benches from Design Inside Attain.

now double the size of what it had been, the terrace also features a  12
Above: Now double the dimensions of what it had been, the terrace additionally options a Galanter & Jones Helios Lounge of forged stone with a built-in heating system—”it’s a lot extra efficient and vitality environment friendly than warmth lamps,” says Davis.

New concrete steps and a horizontal cedar fence result in a pocket backyard and deck off the higher ground. The landscaping is the work of Daniel Nolan, who on the time labored for Flora Grubb Gardens and now runs his personal eponymous agency.

the kitchen is also fully open to the dining room, which is painted in farrow & 13
Above: The kitchen can be absolutely open to the eating room, which is painted in Farrow & Ball’s moody Railings.

The walnut and metal desk was customized made and the chairs are a mixture of Matthew Hilton designs: Mary’s Chair and Fin Eating Chair. The chandelier is a Lindsey Adelman.

the floor plan details the newly added pantry and powder room (the latter had p 14
Above: The ground plan particulars the newly added pantry and powder room (the latter had beforehand been jammed right into a nook of the eating room). By leveling and connecting components of the backyard, Davis additionally created an expanded and coherent outside dwelling area.

Earlier than

with its granite counter, mdf cabinets, and fluorescent lighting, the approxima 15
Above: With its granite counter, MDF cupboards, and fluorescent lighting, the roughly 20-year-old kitchen was “very eighties,” says Jackson. (A Viking vary and new {hardware} had been added when the home went in the marketplace.)
pre glassy corner, french doors led to a postage stamp slate patio. 16
Above: Pre-glassy nook, French doorways led to a postage stamp slate patio.

Listed here are three extra kitchens oriented to the outside:

N.B.: This put up was first printed August 2019; it has been up to date with new hyperlinks.

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