Signature Kitchens & Baths
Architecture by Rick Burleson
Photography by Coles Hairston
When the workweek wraps, these homeowners head for their Wimberley ranch. Because they plan to retire there and also anticipate regular visits from their grown children and many close friends, the owners wanted their hacienda to accommodate gatherings of all sizes. Another must? The kitchen had to function flawlessly as the heart of this Lone Star home away from home. To bring their visions to fruition, the clients call on Rick Burleson, AIA, NCARB, of Burleson Design Group.
Channeling the look and feel of a renovated barn, the great room/kitchen is packed with genre-appropriate elements. Establishing a sense of place, the exposed timber trusses and stone columns infuse a rustic character that echos the home's rustic roots. The stone-columned archway and view-granting transom windows work in concert to establish a feeling of utter spaciousness.
An ideal corral for any manner of culinary commodities, the sans-ceiling pantry opens up to the 10-foot-high walls. The nifty nook also includes an antique screen door the owners found at a flea market. Scrupulously executed by Dana Foster (the homeowner) and by Diane Maness of Coachman Homes, the interiors are a spot-on exemplar of Western-themed design and the crown jewel in this gorgeous get-away-from-it-all array.
Capturing of northern view and southern sunlight, archway between kitchen and great room framing view of distant hills, 15-foot ceilings, clerestory windows above upper cabinets, wood walls and ceilings for rustic aesthetic, reclaimed screen door to pantry, galvanized chicken wire at upper cabinets to create display shelves.
20 x 10
Cabinetry: Locally built with custom alder wood
Flooring: Stained concrete