2014 Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour #2: Simple Pleasures

The second stop on the 2014 Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour is located in Petoskey at 4812 Lake Grove Road. The kitchen is centered around the idea of the simple pleasures in life and its accoutrements are reflective of that.

Visit other kitchens on the Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour:

1. Elegance, Torch Lake Style

The 2014 Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour takes place on October 18 from 9 am to 5 pm. This year there are 11 kitchens ranging from north of Harbor Springs down to Glen Arbor. Proceeds raised during the home tour will benefit Northern Michigan non-profit, Child and Family Services of Northwestern Michigan. Save by purchasing tickets to the 2014 Northern Home & Cottage Home Tour at MyNorthTickets.com:

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Simple pleasures: That’s what John Hegener and Jane Warner say the time they spend at their Walloon Lake cottage is filled with. Those words encapsulate activities like lingering over morning coffee as the sun rises over the water, boating, cool dips and drinks as the sun sets over Walloon. All things they love—and want to share with their friends and family when they visit.

When the couple went to remodel their cottage kitchen, they asked kitchen designer Jill Brecheisen to develop a plan and style that accentuated that lifestyle. Jill began by streamlining the kitchen’s clunky workflow—replacing a peninsula that was too far across the room from the sink and range with a prep island located just steps away from the cooking zone. That left space for a second island, perfect for light meals and drinks, situated conveniently next to a bar/ beverage refrigerator station.

edited simple pleasures

Brecheisen made this efficient floor plan sing with a relaxed, vintage style based around cream-colored distressed cabinetry and touches of beadboard. The cabinetry cum bar is an exquisitely finessed piece that disguises the beverage refrigerator, includes display space for the glassware, and comes off looking like an antique hutch.

The elevated design goes on to include a primitive cherry base for the prep island and three different countertop materials. The perimeter countertops are fabricated from juparana persa granite with its soft, earthy tones. The cherry prep island is topped with black brushed lucent granite and a thick slab of walnut finished with rounded ogee edges tops the snack island. Jane especially loves the walnut for its silky warmth on cool mornings when she is enjoying coffee.

The range hood, designed by Brecheisen, is the kitchen’s pièce de résistance. Fabricated from wide slats of beadboard and held up by thick, elegant corbels, it is one more simple pleasure in a lifestyle filled with them.

2014 Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour

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Check out other kitchens on the 2014 Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour produced by Northern Home & Cottage magazine and the National Kitchen and Bath Association and sponsored by Virginia Tile and Honor Onekama Building Supply:

2014 Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour #1: Elegance, Torch Lake Style

2014 Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour #2: Simple Pleasures

2014 Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour #3: Period Piece

2014 Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour #4: Walls Came Down

2014 Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour #5: Up North French Country

2014 Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour #6: Vintage Cottage Style

2014 Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour #7: About the Stove

2014 Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour #8: Life as Style

2014 Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour #9: Coastal Living

2014 Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour #10: Pretty Painted Lady

2014 Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour #11: Built on Granite

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