Builder Robert Stone used aged cypress, salvaged from an old mill, to construct the kitchen cabinets and for facing some of the appliances, such as the ice-maker and refrigerator. The reclaimed wood was cut, planed, and then made into cabinetry. A light finish lets the natural grain remain visible.
Wire-brushed black granite forms the countertops, and tumbled beige stone creates the backsplash. A brick arch, built to house the 48-inch stainless steel gas stove, mimics the arches that connect the kitchen and keeping room. Access to the parterre garden is through the friends' entry, just off the kitchen.