HOMES OF THE SPACE COAST
“They have the timeless chic we were looking for,” she said.
The oversized chairs and large couch feature performance
fabrics that will make for easy maintenance even if the Kessel
canine, Scooter, were to place muddy doggie paws on them.
Parks approached the bar area that commands a prominent
space in the open-floor plan as a statement piece with tile accents
and a wine rack that is both functional and a piece of art.
“Why not make it pretty?” she asked.
Although the kitchen depends on a palette of white, the look
is not overwhelming, thanks to the splash of color the Tuscan
oak island provides. Above, drop pendants from Restoration
Hardware add a touch of glamor.
No small appliances will ever create a jumble out of the expansive
kitchen, for Parks designed a special shelf in the walkin
pantry as a command central where these kitchen helpers
can find a permanent home with plenty of power sources.
“Kirk does not like clutter,” she said.
However, Kessel does like to entertain and the Thermador
36-inch dual-flame range, plus the 30-inch Thermador
refrigerator with custom panels and the 24-inch stainless
steel microwave drawer, should provide all he needs to keep
the parties going. The lanai overlooks all t >> he major toys: pool, spa, dock and putting green.
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Although the kitchen
depends on a palette
of white, the look is
thanks to the splash
of color the Tuscan
oak island provides.