"I wanted a home that looked like it had been here for 100 years," says Linda Griffith of the "new old house" she built on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Linda turned to architect William Court and kitchen designer Stephen Litchfield to help realize her "traditional Southern" vision.
Nearly wall-to-wall windows on one side of the room, with a view of palm trees and a lagoon, provide lots of natural light but posed a challenge for cabinet space. The solution: two pantries with full-extension rollouts for dry goods or dishes, plus a serving area and glass-front upper cabinets. Simple yet elegant features include Shaker-style cabinets and hidden appliances. Beaded board, which appears on the island and behind the serving area, is a unifying element.