Rich colors in the great room are repeated in the kitchen rugs and on jars on top of the cabinets. Distressed arched beams and trusses reflect the French country style of the house. Large-scale furnishings and blocky granite-topped cabinets provide needed visual weight to the rooms.
A two-level island allows for seating at one end, so guests and family members can chat with the cook. The raised island also shields the great room’s views of dirty dishes.
A limestone fireplace and overmantel anchor the great room, with ceilings that soar to 25 feet. Designer John Phifer Marrs brought in a mason to create the overmantel and carve more details into the existing fireplace surround.