A Fantastic Kitchen

Fantastick Kitchens - Rod SidleyRod Sidley Architects has been featured on fantastickitchensonline.comClick here to download the .pdf of the featured kitchen. Or, view the slideshow.

The Power of Balance

Balance of Power - rod SidleyAt first glance, Jeff and Cathy Moore’s Wyoming home appears perfectly symmetrical.

Carbon-copy burgundy columns and stone pillars flank the front door, and the left and right wings of the house extend in unison from a clear centerline. Once inside the grand foyer, mirror-image staircases and strips of red limestone tile stretch away from a perfectly centered landing.

But in reality, the left side of the house – when facing the front door – is slightly longer.

Some matching columns in the hallway are built-in while others are freestanding, and in the master bathroom, the limestone countertop to the left of the door is slightly longer than its counterpart.

Not that anyone would notice.

“That’s the difference between balance and symmetry,” says architect Rod Sidley.

Refined Country

Woodside kitchenJulie Woodside and her husband, Frank, enlisted the help of Rod Sidley Architects and Molly Johnson, Classic Hill Ltd. to transform their kitchen into a masterpiece of classic charm and warm beauty. The Woodsides know both talents well from a previous renovation project, and the couple trusts them completely. “Rod knows my tastes, and Molly knows my style,” Julie explains. “I’m a warm, comfortable, cozy person. I like the real, lived-in look.”

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The Lake House

Frank Woodside loves to give tours of his family’s lake house, and when you see the before pictures, it’s no surprise why. He and his wife, Julie, turned a relatively modest A-frame cabin into what their contractor calls “a 3,700-square-foot summer extravaganza.” Gorgeous views of the water extend from almost every room, and light streams in from all directions. If you couldn’t see the original A-frame’s outline inside and out, it would be hard to believe this is the same house at all.

Rod Sidley Architects Kitchen in House Trends Magazine

House Trends - Avoiding the Cookie-Cutter KitchenA Rod Sidley Architects designed kitchen is featured in the February/March issue of House Trends.

“Before, this country-colonial kitchen was screaming for a makeover. Now, mahogany cabinetry and granite countertops – as well as the details in the backsplash – create a space for entertaining.”

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