Heart of the Home Design Concept: “the Dining Kitchen”

The “Dining Kitchen.” From our exclusive, award-winning “Nantucket” collection

Here’s another example of one of our “Dining Kitchens,” featured in our award-winning Nantucket series of custom designed homes. We’ve taken the “formal” dining room and designed it into the kitchen space creating a true “heart of the home” concept. Incredibly functional, this concept is great for family dinners, kids doing homework or school projects while mom or dad (or both) cook, and also perfect for entertaining. Imagine actually “dining” in your dining room! Note the dramatic two-story, one-of-a-kind gourmet kitchen area in this design which can also be viewed from the second floor. This amazing kitchen features a custom designed copper-topped multi level “breakfast bar” island with ample seating for four, and an additional lowered prep area conveniently located at the stove. Standing at the oversized farm sink, a pass-thru view to the step-down family room and views beyond is framed by two-sided glass display cabinetry uppers, making for a great and unique connection between spaces. Oversize windows with transoms above offer incredible light and panoramic outdoor views, with French doors leading to the outdoor summer kitchen and amazing fireplace (or optional roofed “outdoor room”). Elegant millwork, coffered ceilings, the texture of brick walls, and the “hand-pillowed” character-grade hardwood floors offer a casual elegance that makes you want to linger. The unique stove wall offers access on either side to the cozy and private sun room beyond– perfect for morning coffee, a book, or an evening glass of wine. Hosting a formal gathering?  No problem– there’s plenty of room to add the table extension leaves or even bring in a second table.  A quick switch of the table centerpeice and setting out the formal china and some candles and voila–  you have a gorgeous space fit for any function or holiday, large or small. To the right (not in photo) is a super cozy “bread-oven” inspired fireplace and built-in bookshelves too, adding even more warmth and charm.  Our exclusive “Nantucket” model is our most popular floor plan, and is offered with a variety of optional features, sizes, and price-points.

Another unique, one-of-a-kind design by Alexandra Fine Homes

Another unique, one-of-a-kind design by Alexandra Fine Homes

As an award-winning, true custom design/build company, we create value by spending a great deal of time sweating the details of both form and function, working with our customers to create places that reflect their personalities and dreams, and elevate their lifestyles — all while remaining within budget.  It’s the thoughtful details and unique custom design that take a great project to a truly extraordinary one, and clients are often pleasantly surprised that it doesn’t necessarily cost more than competitors’ products.


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