Nearby, the adjoining space opens up into the kitchen and dining room. In the kitchen, the Colemans made an effort to disguise their appliances. “Rather than having the look of stainless steel everywhere, I really wanted it to have a warmer, less distracting appearance. So we went with cabinetry fronts on all the appliances,” Vickie says. The white, simple Shaker-style cabinetry paired with a white beveled subway tile backsplash and white and gray marbled quartz countertops creates a fresh color palette. The minimal weathered wood accents in custom driftwood-style stains, found in the custom island and dining room table, work with the light colors in this room to continue the coastal, clean aesthetic.
“We love this kitchen. The industrial cooktop is amazing, and we love having so much counterspace in this streamlined working space. We both really love to cook. We’ll take turns cooking nice dinners for each other. I’m more of a baker, and Allen cooks the savory dishes,” Vickie says.
The white cabinetry continues into the dining room, housing a drink refrigerator, glass-front cabinets, and a bar area. The elegant simplicity of the weathered wood dining suite is complemented by, quite possibly, the best view in the house. From the sliding doors, you can walk out onto the expansive deck, which provides more entertaining space. A mid-lake island off in the distance adds a special angle of visual interest. The space is ideal for entertaining. “Allen’s mother was our first guest. We were so excited to have her come down and see the house after it was completed,” Vickie says. Since then, they’ve hosted numerous other friends and family members. “We love to have company,” Allen shares. “Vickie has luggage racks in each guest room and does a turndown service with little chocolates on the pillows!” Many meals have already been shared at this sophisticated table, and many more are looked forward to.