2024 Symphony of Kitchens

This year’s tour includes six beautiful homes. The kitchens represent a variety of aesthetics from classic to contemporary. 

The Symphony of Kitchens is just one of the ways the Augusta Symphony Guild supports the Augusta Symphony. The Guild, which is made up of 100 volunteers, also presents the annual Cotillion ball, sells ads for the Symphony’s events and supports the Symphony’s educational and outreach programs.

The March 9 tour will showcase beautifully renovated or newly constructed kitchens. Here is a sneak peek of what to expect. To purchase tickets, please visit augustasymphonyguild.com.


Stunning on The Savannah River

Built in 2022

Built in 2022, this contemporary kitchen with expansive views of the Savannah River is the perfect place for hosting large gatherings. Boasting two modern-style kitchens and a covered porch with a built-in grilling station, the home makes hosting a crowd look easy.  

 Accordion retractable glass doors allow for an outdoor feel with plenty of views overlooking the pool, hot tub and putting green. Contrasting shades of blue cabinetry in the kitchen complement lighter colored hardwood floors. 

This home appeals to all generations with nooks for morning coffee drinkers to late night swims for the teenagers. And don’t forget the men, with the golf simulator ready to go at all times! 


Modern Day Tree House

Built in 2021

This newly built neighborhood jewel boasts two kitchens and plenty of seating for large crowds — which is easy to accomplish with 8,000 square feet.  

An expansive custom island featuring a waterfall black and white quartz counter is a key focal point of the kitchen. The ice maker and custom panel ready refrigerator blend seamlessly with the Kendall Charcoal colored cabinets and brass fixtures, creating bold contrast in the energy efficient space. LED lighting and UV-rated windows make this home environmentally friendly. 

A large basement housing both pool and poker tables, a smaller kitchen with a bar, and a golf simulator keep this home Masters-ready year round! 

The open floor plan has plenty of vignettes for homeowners and guests to enjoy a warm cup of tea overlooking the river in the winter or views of treetops in the summer.  The lot position of the home lends to the feel of treehouse living.


Refined Modern Living

Built in 2022

This home is full of modern accents while mixing wood tones and tables to create a comfortable aesthetic. A sight to behold with two indoor kitchens and an outdoor kitchen, entertaining becomes a chef’s complete paradise. 

 The marble leathered finish island with black, gold and white veining would give any homeowner reason to venture into gourmet cooking. A one-of-a-kind linear lighting fixture above the island completes the eye-catching modern design. 

Stainless steel appliances set off a perfect shine to black cabinets with light oak hardwood floors. The kitchen shows off windows framing the outdoor deck, allowing for indoor and outdoor dining. Triple windows, centered over the sink, boast picture-perfect views of the Savannah River. 


California Ease, Southern Style

Built in 1920

The homeowners of this newly renovated historic cottage added the right amount of modern touches and flair.  They have embraced a newly updated lifestyle with modern convenience while keeping true to the aesthetic and integrity of the 1920s.  

A monochromatic paint theme through multiple rooms creates a soothing and cohesive feel, while black cabinetry heightens the contrast.  The kitchen countertops feature a stark black finish complementing the bright white Carrara quartz islands. But, the standout feature is the Italian Bertazzoni range, painted by Italy’s Ferrari manufacturer.

The minimalistic approach to the overall design lends to less distraction and more relaxed conversations in the kitchen. 


What’s New is Old Again

Built in 1936

This newly remodeled home has been updated from ceiling to floors with appealing accents from the owner who is also an interior designer. A balance of dark wood exterior is cloaked by a sun-soaked modern interior. A wood-themed display of accents in the kitchen and a stone surround fireplace create a seamless flow from the kitchen to the living room. An informal den just off the kitchen provides a restful place to retreat for cocktails. 

The homeowner incorporated a beautiful tapestry from the barn — a nod to the family farm — as the perfect showstopper to frame the living room. This home is a designer’s updated gem with character and modern living spaces. 


Southern Charm

Built in 1905

This stunning pre-antebellum home, which spans an entire block of historic Summerville, received a kitchen renovation that meets the needs of a busy family.   

A harmonious open kitchen, designed by combining three separate areas, now offers eating areas at the island and the built-in banquette.  The homeowners and their team created a cohesive aesthetic by painting the floors connecting the mudroom and long formal front entry. 

Throughout the home there are architectural details, period furnishings and heirlooms that reflect the home’s history.


Photos by Amy J. Owen

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