Top 5 Kitchens of the Week With Wonderful Wood Accents
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Top 5 Kitchens of the Week With Wonderful Wood Accents

By Samantha Daly
Cabinets, countertops, ceilings, and more—these modern kitchens embrace a natural palette. Take a look at the homes from the Dwell community that caught our editor's eye this week.

Featured homes were submitted by members of the Dwell community through our Add a Home feature. Add your home to Dwell.com/homes today.

1. Country Garden House

Exposed timber ceilings lend a sense of rustic refinement to Olson Kundig's Country Garden House.

Exposed timber ceilings lend a sense of rustic refinement to Olson Kundig's Country Garden House.

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Architect: Olson Kundig, Location: Portland, Oregon

From the architect: "Situated to be in harmony with its lush landscape, this home built for a master gardener takes every opportunity to draw in views of the surrounding gardens and rolling hills, while also creating a warm and comfortable space suitable for a multi-generational family."

2. Rustic Meets Modern

Air-sealing and thorough insulation create energy efficiency in Studio Zerbey Architecture's Rustic Meets Modern house. Additionally, much of the framing wood is Forest Stewardship Council certified.

Air-sealing and thorough insulation create energy efficiency in Studio Zerbey Architecture's Rustic Meets Modern house. Additionally, much of the framing wood is Forest Stewardship Council certified.

Architect: Studio Zerbey Architecture, Location: Pacific Grove, California

From the builder: "This newly constructed 2,476-square-foot home in Pacific Grove affords views over a lush green forest reaching all the way to the blue of the Monterey Bay. The open plan on the main floor enhances the sense of spaciousness and is equally suitable for entertaining and cozying up for a quiet evening. Rich wood on floors, ceilings, and other architectural touches invites nature inside."

3. Boulder Kitchen

The Cabinet Face's DIY paint-grade flat panel doors and custom panels are installed in the island.

The Cabinet Face's DIY paint-grade flat panel doors and custom panels are installed in the island.

Cabinetry: The Cabinet Face, Location: Boulder, Colorado

From the cabinetry designer: "This kitchen uses IKEA cabinet boxes and cabinet fronts from The Cabinet Face. Materials used are our walnut flat panel and our DIY flat panel (paint grade)."

4. Minimalist Urban Residence

ANACAPA's Minimalist Urban Residence is modestly sized (2500 square feet) and was designed with the region’s temperate climate in mind. Radiant heat cement floors and two indoor fireplaces provide warmth on cooler days.

ANACAPA's Minimalist Urban Residence is modestly sized (2500 square feet) and was designed with the region’s temperate climate in mind. Radiant heat cement floors and two indoor fireplaces provide warmth on cooler days.

Architect: ANACAPA, Location: Santa Barbara, California

From the architect: "A simple material palette of ipe and white stucco was selected for the exterior, while the interior is warmed with custom walnut cabinetry, Italian marble and brass fixtures. Operable sliding glass spans the entire width of the kitchen/dining/living room area, so on a warm sunny day, the home becomes completely open to the elements."

5. Healdsburg Home

Daniel J Strening carved out some outdoor space under the roof to extend the living area and blur the boundaries between indoors and outdoors.

Daniel J Strening carved out some outdoor space under the roof to extend the living area and blur the boundaries between indoors and outdoors.

Architect: Daniel J. Strening, Location: Healdsburg, California

From the architect: "This project was for a couple with an extensive relationship to the timber of the forest. The house was designed to incorporate the stunning surrounding views into their everyday life, and to take advantage of some fallen redwood trees that they had saved for several years—with the hopes of honoring the trees in the architecture of their home. We honored the fallen redwood trees by both using them as an exterior siding (with a large-scale shiplap mill profile), specific interior ceiling applications, and for select structural elements. These structural columns were sized to celebrate the strength of those great trees."


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