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Charles Buller

Magnificent custom cabinetry and a Viking kitchen help achieve a ‘high-end European look’ for this Oregon dream home designed by Charles Buller for the annual NW Natural Street of Dreams™ luxury-home tour.

When he designed the chef’s dream kitchen for a Northwest lodge-style home with an amazing view, indoor and outdoor Viking products were among the must-have features. “Viking was my first choice because I wanted to use high-quality appliances for this kitchen that was being created for a culinary enthusiast,” says Buller.

The Providence House in rural Oregon City, Oregon, has a magnificent view of a private forest and nearby mountains. The design and architecture are inspired by its surroundings and emphasize elements of natural beauty and openness. As a result, the home’s 585-square-foot kitchen’s features include vaulted ceilings and wooden beams, double islands, and a dazzling array of custom craftsman-built cabinetry from Buller’s internationally renowned company, Park Place Wood Products, Inc.

In addition to a 48"W. Viking dual fuel range, the spacious kitchen includes two Viking dishwashers, two 36"W. Viking bottom-mount refrigerator/freezers, as well as a Viking warming drawer and microwave oven. “I love the refrigerator/freezer combination because its wide span allows us to use custom cabinetry to make it look like an armoire,” says Buller.
“Designing a kitchen is a bit like working on a puzzle,” says Buller. “You solve the big issues first, then the rest of the pieces fall into place. The kitchen is a very integral part of this house, so we tried to make it special,” says Buller. “We tried not to overdress the kitchen, but to get maximum design results by using symmetries,” he explains.

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