Aspen, Colorado

The slab of petrified wood in this kitchen, that serves as the countertop, came form one tree. With roots like that, this architects home kitchen was slated to be nothing but spectacular. The roofing material was selected by the architect, whose vision was to meld an array of material in this space. The inspirational color blue came from an old St. Charles of New York catalogue, and was married with grey wood as well as the petrified wood illustrated above. Window lights were a subtle detail that made a big difference, when added to the upper steel cabinetry and the refrigerator panels were covered giving the illusion that the wall was one solid piece. Powder coating the steel allowed for the kitchen to be ore durable and not scratch, as it is baked on. You can find this hidden gem in Bachelor Gulch, Colorado near the revered Beaver Creek ski resort. Kitchens are down to the quarter inch of usable space and this kitchen has maximized space without compromising its unparalleled aesthetic.