Soaring to 22 feet, the great room ceiling is sheathed in reclaimed oak planks and supported by massive architectural trusses. Centered between two trusses is an imposing fields one fi eplace with a raised hearth and arched keystone header. Calling attention to the similarly arched window wall, Anne explained her technique for designing voluminous spaces: “By mixing curves with clean straight lines for the larger elements, it keeps the space more cozy.” Chosen for comfort and quality, all of the furnishings (many in rich leather) were selected to complement, rather than distract from, the lodge’s dramatic architecture. Expansive enough to hold both a seating island and a work island, the immense kitchen presented the same
spatial issue. To give the room “weight,” Anne designed all of the wall arrangements symmetrically, creating separate, balanced zones for the various culinary functions. A custom stone hood by Francois & Co. tops the range; Amish cabinetry hides the two dishwashers, refrigerator, freezer, and large-screen TV; and the islands house a number of secondary appliances, including a refrigerator/icemaker, warming drawer, microwave, and steam oven – all Sub-Zero/ Wolf and Asko from Authorized Appliances. A free-standing, dry-stacked fields one wall separates the great room from the hearth room, which offers stunning views from three sides. Set into the wall, the hearth room fi eplace was custom-designed by Anne and fit ed with an
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