CINDY, A HOMEMAKER AND part-time freelance photographer, is an avid
cook. She spends a lot of time hosting
everything from small dinners to big
parties—once having 90 swimmers and
coaches of her daughter’s college swim
team over for dinner.
;e Hurleys’ priority was to freshen
up the kitchen, make it function better
and improve the tra;c pattern on the
first floor. ;e kitchen originally had a
small door that led to the dining room,
another door that led to the foyer, and a
door to the hallway and family room—
and the hallway had doors on each end
to the laundry and powder rooms. “Way
too many doors,” Bob says.
;e designers removed the doors,
knocking down walls to widen the
spaces leading into the kitchen from the
dining room and family room. Standing
at the island sink, Cindy now has a clear
view into the family room, where a tele-
vision was installed above the mantel.
Although not a big Super Bowl fan, she
says it was nice to be able to catch the
game while making wings in the kitchen.
“[;e designers] brought in light and
created flow we never had,” Cindy says.
A walk-in pantry, built-in china cabi-
net, co;ee bar area and wine cooler
replaced the laundry room, which was
moved to the basement. Soft neutral
colors and natural textures were used
for a simple, modern look.
A centerpiece of the kitchen is an
island with a marble top and barstools
set up along one side for informal dining.
“;e marble is reminiscent of a French
country villa,” says Shannon Kadwell, an
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