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Lehigh County, PA

The house was already well under construction; walls up, windows installed, with all utilities in place when the homeowners fell in love with the new Ruskin series cabinetry at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show. They asked me to redesign the kitchen using Ruskin elements, but not to change the predetermined locations of built in appliances and fixtures. As this was to be one of the first installations of Ruskin, it needed not only to fulfill the requirements of the homeowners, but also to demonstrate the unique design characteristics of the series.

Picking up on the bands of divided light windows used throughout the house, Scott composed a clerestory band of divided lights of exactly the same size, sizing the door panels, cabinet face frames and pilasters to flow rhythmically around the room. Precise proportional relationships between horizontal and vertical elements, inherent in Ruskin, are reinforced by panel groupings, bracketed by strong corners and profile offsets. Faceted corner posts are used instead of Classical pilasters or turnings. The walnut island features a coved upper drawer course and showcases a stunning Witch Elm Burl work top.

The room has a highly ordered geometry, yet breathes a uniquely warm personality.

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scott a. stultz & associates
314 castine rd
p.o. box 772
castine, maine 04421
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