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: A large Sub-Zero refrigerator is separated into two sections: one for a large selection of drinks, and the other to serve as the family’s everyday food storage space.
: A large Sub-Zero refrigerator is separated into two sections: one for a large selection of drinks, and the other to serve as the family’s everyday food storage space.

An Entertainer’s Dream

Photography by Brian McMurtry, Studio B Photography

[dropcap]When[/dropcap] it came time to remodel the kitchen in this midtown Tulsa home, the homeowner’s instructions to Duvall Architecture and Interiors owners John and Sherri Duvall were that the room should be modernized to accommodate a large family and for entertaining. The homeowner also desired a clean-line design that still fit in with the style of the rest of the large, historical Tudor home.

Must-haves included an oversized island at which the family could gather, along with a beverage station that is separated from the cooking zone.

Sherri Duvall worked with general contractors Jordan & Sons to remodel the large, spacious room – part of a larger renovation – that looks traditional but has modern updates. The custom cabinets were created by Sullivan’s Custom Cabinetry and stained a custom gray color that was created especially for this project. The existing fireplace, behind the island, was refaced with limestone. A large, glass-front Sub-Zero refrigerator offers a variety of drink options, and the adjacent wet bar is equipped with ample storage for glassware, as well as a television for watching the big game from the comfort of the kitchen.

The large island is topped with Calcutta marble – also used on the backsplashes in the room – and has a divided sink. A trio of Robert Abbey pendant lights hanging above the island are sphere-shaped Lucite and brass and give the illusion of movement. They were a find by the homeowner.

The new, eat-in chef’s table was purchased from Restoration Hardware and complemented with Cassina chairs from SR Hughes. This kitchen opens up to a great room and is adjacent to the patio and outdoor kitchen, but it serves as the warm and inviting hub of this home.

TREND ALERT: Station Agents

This kitchen remodel features a beverage station, an area that the family can gather that keeps them out of the way of the cook’s triangle. Stations are increasing in popularity, as they are an avenue for home cooks and those who love to entertain to  maintain order in the kitchen, the most popular room in the house.