Party Central: 2nd Place

A pantry features a built-in bar—plus rustic charm

Part of the makeover of a 100-year-old farmhouse, this pantry/bar lures guests away from the main prep area while cooking is underway. On one side, a beverage center includes a wet bar, wine storage, under-counter icemaker and dishwasher, with plenty of bar storage above. On the other side, the owners store pantry essentials. Kitchen designer Sarah Kahn Turner detailed the space with Premier Custom Built cabinetry in fumed oak with leaded-glass doors and a new brick archway. The same brick doubles as a maintenance-free floor for dogs coming in and out of the nearby door.

Kitchen Design: Sarah Kahn Turner, Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath, Chevy Chase, Maryland. Architecture: Richard Williams, FAIA, Richard Williams Architects, Washington, DC. Contractor: Alliance Builders, Crofton, Maryland.

Details. . .Cabinets: Brick: Taj Mahal Quartz Countertop & Backsplash:  Wine Cooler: through Wall-Mount Faucet: through