modern but warm and inviting feel to the whole space. She made it all
happen for us.”
Known to generations of Boston design aficionados, Tamari made
this project her last before retiring. Erica Brady, now a designer with
Downsview Kitchens of Boston, was a designer with Dalia Kitchen
tion separate from the eating area. A round table stands at one end of
the room. A table-height peninsula with chairs marks the entry to the
work area, which is built around a large center island. Architectural
elements such as a tray ceiling above the island and beefed-up trim
around doors and doorways add definition.
Combining style with serious-cook performance, the kitchen
includes a La Cornue range, custom stainless steel hood, a generous
prep surface at the island, and Irish limestone backsplashes.
But the pièce de résistance is the hutch that holds the built-in refrig-
erator, freezer, and pantries. Made with Christopher Peacock quarter-
sawn oak cabinetry called “Culinarium,” it is outfitted with “Refec-
tory” hardware, metal latches that give the wall an old-fahioned ice-
box look. “The pantries are superoutfitted with built-in drawers and
plenty of space for dry food storage, so necessary in a house with kids,”
The center island holds a microwave, dishwasher, warming drawer,
and oven. A freestanding hutch with bi-fold pocket doors that slide out
of the way stores small appliances.
That attention to detail and function is carried throughout the
house. Now, whether the spaces are dressed for the holidays or seeing
a typical day’s activity, the modern and clean lines come through, but
there’s a friendly and warm feeling too — a combination Carter concedes can be hard to pull off successfully. “You know what it is?” he
asks, then answers, “This house has a good energy.”
the tray ceiling and crown moulding give the kitchen (above) a strong
architectural presence. A Caesarstone-topped island is at the center of the
work zone. facing page, clockwise from top: Away from the work area, a
round table provides a casual spot to eat or do homework. Quartersawn oak
doors and metal latches give an old-time icebox look to the hutch that
conceals the refrigerator, freezer, and floor-to-ceiling pantries. The table-height peninsula creates a comfortable spot for family or friends to gather.