Promontory Project: Great Room, Kitchen

There are too many rooms and pictures to reveal the Promontory Project in one day! Yesterday we gave you a glimpse of the project with a webisode and paint colors so we're excited to show you a full photo tour this week. Today, we'll start with the entrance, great room, and kitchen. You'll notice throughout the space that we chose a lot of natural finishes, but found ways to balance the space and not make it dark and heavy like you'll commonly see in mountain homes. You can tour the downstairs/office, and the main floor/master suite when you're done! 

For the exterior, we mixed materials for a cabin home that feels more modern instead of a kitschy and typical. We wanted it to feel cozy and familiar, but not look like a predictable mountain exterior.

Modern mountain home with stone, wood, and metal exterior
Modern mountain home with stone, wood, and metal exterior

As you come into the entry, you can see that we skipped the statement lighting. For the home, we wanted the space to feel open and not take away from the beautiful ceiling detail. We added a statement console with our Gannet Table Lamps and Blackwell Mirror. We used tile to define the entry space and mirrored the colors and style found in the stone fireplace. Since it's a mountain home, the flooring needs to be functional and durable to receive wet boots, skis, etc.

Modern mountain home tiled entry way with natural wood, and dark metals
Modern staircase with dark metal and natural wood steps
Modern mountain home tiled entry way with natural wood, and dark metals
Great room with dramatic stone fireplace, layered rugs, and neutral color scheme
Great room with dramatic stone fireplace, layered rugs, and neutral color scheme

The stone fireplace is a huge detail that feels very mountain home. We took the stones all the way to the ceiling for a dramatic effect. The interesting part of this fireplace is the stone color. We needed to hand select a lot of the stones used to really control the range of color used. It needed to feel warm, but not dark and heavy.

Great room with dramatic stone fireplace, layered rugs, and neutral color scheme
Great room with dramatic stone fireplace, layered rugs, and neutral color scheme
Stone fireplace and stained natural wood built-in cabinets
Stone fireplace and stained natural wood built-in cabinets
Great room with dramatic stone fireplace, layered rugs, and neutral color scheme
Great room with dramatic stone fireplace, layered rugs, and neutral color scheme
Great room with dramatic stone fireplace, layered rugs, and neutral color scheme
Great room with dramatic stone fireplace, layered rugs, and neutral color scheme
Great room with dramatic stone fireplace, layered rugs, and neutral color scheme

The built-in cabinets were a chance to really set the tone for the home. We used natural wood for a very mountain feel, but we chose a very modern stain and details to update the look. The brass sconce added to the rustic charm of the corner and lights up all our favorite features. We filled it with some of our favorite accessories like our wood boxes, glass lidded dishwhite matte star, cubist object, triangle round boxes, and magnifying glass

Stone fireplace and stained natural wood built-in cabinets

Just like the entry way, we chose not to do lighting above the dining table. Especially because you can see right into the kitchen and we didn't want those lights to compete with the rest of the space.

Modern mountain home dining area
Modern mountain home dining area
Modern mountain home dining area

We get so many requests for white kitchens that we were ecstatic to go a little darker for this home. The cabinets were lightened up with white countertops with waterfall edges and white pendants that helped brighten the space. The natural wood barstools brought in warmth and texture and the deep walnut shelving helps connect the kitchen with the natural wood beams and ceiling in the great room. The open shelving was placed opposite of the wall of cabinetry to give the space balance.

Modern kitchen with white waterfall edged countertops, natural wood barstools, and dark cabinets in Benjamin Moore's Cheating Heart
Modern kitchen with white waterfall edged countertops, natural wood barstools, and dark cabinets in Benjamin Moore's Cheating Heart
Modern kitchen with deep walnut open shelves, vintage rug and white waterfall edged countertops
Modern kitchen with deep walnut open shelves, vintage rug and white waterfall edged countertops
Modern kitchen with deep walnut open shelves, natural wood bar stools and white waterfall edged countertops

We may have had less shelving space here, but we still took advantage of the open shelving and filled it with accessories. A wooden cutting board, our go-to crock, black canisters, a recipe box,  stoneware cans, and another unique cutting board also kept things warm and bright. We love to top it all off with a killer sconce

Modern kitchen with deep walnut open shelves, white countertops, and dark blue cabinets in Benjamin Moore's Cheating Heart
Modern kitchen with open shelves, vintage rug, and blue cabinets with white countertops
Dark walnut open shelving with kitchen accessories
Modern kitchen with open shelves, natural wood barstools, blue cabinets with white waterfall edged countertops
Modern kitchen with open shelves, natural wood barstools, blue cabinets with white waterfall edged countertops
Modern kitchen with open shelves, natural wood barstools, blue cabinets with white waterfall edged countertops
Modern dark wood pantry
Blue kitchen cabinets in Benjamin Moore's Cheating Heart

Photography: Travis J Photography

Architect:  Otto/Walker Architects

Builder: Craig Construction

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