home of distinction
50 december 2021
A light wood beaded chandelier and wallpaper brighten the
breakfast nook. The family’s kitchen table is updated with
new seat fabric. The home features a double decker washer/
dryer laundry room. A pale blue hand-painted Carrara marble
tile backsplash replaces dark subway tile and transforms the
look of the kitchen, where the smell of fresh baked cookies
and pound cake fill the air during the holidays. Maxie checks
to see what Santa brought.
ACH year at Christmastime, the aroma of Sandy’s homemade
cookies and pound cake fills the air. At nighttime the family
gathers at the circular kitchen table for a game of Rummikub or
“We all sit around that table a lot in the evenings,” Hutchens says.
The kitchen table is one of the only original pieces to remain following
the 2020 remodel. The main area has nearly 20-foot ceilings allowing for
a 10-foot Frontgate Christmas tree topped with a 2-foot-tall angel. Many
of the ornaments were given to the children by their grandmother, Sandy’s
mom, who also made the ceramic nativity on display in the breakfast nook
atop the buffet.