Jose Garces Goes Country

Photos of his farmhouse

Kitchen Envy

Kubiak transformed the dark, outdated kitchen into a cozy, light-filled space by removing low-hanging cabinets and installing open shelving. The copper backsplash is an unexpected focal point that will develop a spot-perfect patina, while honed Carrera marble countertops and stainless appliances add dashes of sleek modernity. The island was formerly a tall-top at Tinto; Kubiak had it cut down to counter height. The antique pendant lights are from Provenance.

Farm Fresh

The dining room is anchored by a 13-foot-long table made from reclaimed bar-top material that Kubiak uncovered in Garces’s warehouse. It floats in a metal frame she custom-designed. Industrial details come in the form of spun copper chairs from Anthropologie and metal pendant lights from CB2. The floors got a deep ebony stain, while walls were painted in Behr’s “Black Swan,” a dark variation of classic Charleston green. French doors lead out to the back deck and flood the room with natural light.


Back to Basics

Except for a small cellar and attic space, the study is the only room that was part of the original 1833 construction. It now doubles as an extra guestroom. The queen-size sleep sofa and pillows were designed by Black & Poole using materials from Fabric Row. The long bench is from Provenance. The supersize desk is actually a dining table from Terrain—a repurposing that is a Kubiak signature. Garces uncovered the dartboard in the barn, and two drawers from work desks found in the cellar offer quirky storage in the deep-silled windows. Beatriz’s
guitar leans against an antique chair.

For more images of Garces's home, click here. 

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