Monday, July 27, 2009

Mountain Homes-Kitchens & Dining Rooms

 Welcome to part two of my Carolina mountain home series.  I have moved inside these beautiful homes to show you several kitchens and a couple of dining rooms.  Click here to see part one of this series.

These homes were built by my son-in-law, Ray Foral, in The Cliff’s Communities in the Carolina mountains between Greenville, SC and Asheville, NC. His company is Ridgeline Construction Group, Inc.  201 E. North Street, Ste. 203 Greenville, SC 29601.  864 313-0638

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^ I do like the lighter cabinets with the darker island in this particular kitchen. Though not decorated, I like the open shelf at the end of the island. The diamond tile for the backsplash looks nice. Without seeing the space, I may have wanted pendants or a chandelier over the island.  Looking at the top of the photo to the right is a hallway with a door that leads to the garage. As you walk in from the garage, there is a mud room and then a laundry room. On the other side of the hallway is a small office. I like the timber in the ceiling in the hallway.

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^The floors, the ceiling, the island , the cabinets, the backsplash shelf under the vent hood, the backsplash, the chandelier over the island are just a few of the details that stand out as I look at this beautiful kitchen.

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^Isn’t the back splash under the vent hood a great look.  Wouldn’t you like to be standing in front of THAT window washing dishes on a snowy day?  Thumbs up for the high ceilings.

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^The bar stools speak to me! I think they look great though not sure how comfortable they are. Nice wide ovens which are most likely an oven/microwave combination. Again, I might like pendants or a chandelier over the island. 

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^Although I do like open spaces between the top of the upper cabinet and the ceilings, in this case the space is a bit tight.  I probably would have taken the cabinets all the way to the ceiling.  I think this is a handsome vent hood.

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^Nice timbers in the ceiling. Looks like the Nano doors to the porch which are on tracks and they stack as you open them to the side. They allow you to bring the outside in.  Though definitely a lovely design element, from a functional standpoint I am not a fan of fireplaces in a dining room. The people seated on the side of the table by the fireplace get scorched.

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^Though this photo does not give justice to the beautiful timbers in the vaulted ceiling in the living room, trust me they are spectacular. They are generous in size and give the feeling of strength and stability. When fully open, the Nano doors to the decks bring the outside in, I like the fact when hosting a party the guest can flow out to the deck from the living room doors and back in through the dining room doors. I like the window located above the Nano doors which brings in more sunlight.

Please leave me a comment! All of us bloggers love reading comments and need them to know our posts are being read.  Blessings.  …susan

PS My surgery is at noon on tomorrow. Hopefully, it goes well and this is the end of these ear issues. I will be a bit out of it for a few days due to pain meds but will try to get another mountain series post out soon.

7 comments:

Paul Anater said...

Your son-in-law builds some beautiful homes Susan. Wow. And you're right, he needs some ceiling-mounted fixtures in those kitchens! Good luck tomorrow and best wishes for a fast recovery and full relief.

Susan Lang said...

He's just the builder. He does not pick the finishes or the interior design.

Thanks for the good luck wishes.

Design Esquire said...

Good luck today! I hope you have a speedy recovery.

I love the feel of these homes. They are stunningly beautiful, but still look like a good family home. I agree with you about the interior design aspects too (i.e. pendant lights, no extra space above the kitchen cabinets, etc). In the first photo, I love the door to the garage - it is gorgeous! The door indicates to me that everything used in the project was top notch. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Rebecca said...

Lovely homes. I personally am not a fan of recessed lights. A combination of hanging and under counter and lighting hidden above the cabinets are my first choice.

I hope your recovery is going nicely.

tincupchalice said...

Hope the surgery goes well! You're so right about all your comments! Especially that last great room! Oh my goodness there were so many things wrong I don't know where to start but immediately I was drawn to the rugs ... I don't like striped rugs on wood floors ... they compete with eachother and it never looks good. I loved your comments about the space above the cabinets ... it's so important to make sure you have adequate height if you're planning on decorating ... otherwise extend the cabinets to the ceiling and maybe make the top part glass with lighting to showcase some pieces.

Rachel Follett said...

Really beautiful! Love all the rich woods. Good luck with the surgery. Loving your blog!

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