home of distinction
CHERRY wood on the kitchen islands adds warmth. The coun-tertops
“We really like the function of granite and how durable it
is, but wanted something more contemporary,” Connell says.
The fish on the wall above the fireplace have been col-lected
over the years.
“The fish are something Nick’s been giving me for years,” Connell
says. “We had them in our kitchen at the other house.”
Nixon wishes the collection was bigger.
“She made me stop buying them,” he says. “I would have the whole
aquarium. I just love them. I think they are really funny.”
The high ceilings help make the home seem larger than it actually is.
“It’s 4,100 square feet, and it looks much bigger because of the height,
and the height of the ceilings,” Nixon says. “We needed to build some-thing
to fit the lot. We didn’t need to build a 10,000-square-foot man-sion.”
The map in the kitchen is one of the few things on the walls. In most
places the homeowners opted for windows instead of wall space.
The dining table was custom made for the space.
WBM october 2018