Saturday, September 22, 2007
The Courtyard & Kitchen
One of our new neighbors told us that the ceiba tree in the courtyard was already big when he was a kid...35 years ago. It's huge now and shades the central patio here at El Portico. We've planted a shade garden with lots of ferns and wild orchids.
On one side of the courtyard is this original arcaded portico with it's antique stone column. And on the other side is the ultra modern kitchen. On the stone wall on the east there is a fountain and pond. On the west wall there is a guest bathroom and a utility room.
The kitchen sits in the middle of the property with the courtyard on the south and the pool on the north. The appliances are GE profile. There's a dishwasher and a ge monogram wine fridge. There's plenty of room for 2 or 3 cooks to work at the same time and the island makes it comfortable to hang out til dinner is ready. The counters are all polished cement. The floor is limestone. There is purified (reverse osmosis) water for drinking and the ice.
Posted by John Prentice Powell at 1:04 PM