Butler'S Pantry View To Dining Room

Butler’s Pantry View to Dining Room

Tis’ the season for big meals with plenty of friends and family.  Wouldn’t it be nice if we all had a butler’s pantry to store all the dishes and serving platters, silverware, and glasses. In my house they are scattered from the kitchen to the dining room in cabinets and various hutches and servers.  When our clients ask that we include a butler’s pantry in their home, we jump on it since it makes entertaining so much easier and more organized.

The best location is between the kitchen and the dining room, and it is made for storage of serving ware and often is an intermediate stop between cooking the food and brining it to the table.  A butler’s pantry can be as simple as some cabinets and a countertop or as big as a whole room with wine storage, ice maker, sink and warming drawers.

In old English estates, sometimes the butlers slept in or next to the butler’s pantry to guard the silver ware and the wine.  We have not designed any Downton Abby style pantries yet, but the Lords and Ladies have our ear.

Butler'S Pantry

Butler’s Pantry

Butler'S Pantry/Wet Bar

Butler’s Pantry/Wet Bar

Butler'S Pantry/Wet Bar

Butler’s Pantry/Wet Bar

Butler'S Pantry/Counter

Butler’s Pantry/Counter

Butler'S Pantry With Red Marble

Butler’s Pantry With Red Marble

Photos by Rob Karosis  Curated Brochure by Crisp Architects: Portfolio

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By Published On: December 5th, 2014Categories: Kitchen, Miscellaneous5 Comments on 3 Butler’s Pantries

About the Author: James Crisp

James M. Crisp has been an architect for well over 30 years. His architectural firm, Crisp Architects, designs projects throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. In April of 2007, Taunton Press published 'On the Porch' by James M. Crisp and Sandra Mahoney.

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    Jonathan Fallos December 11, 2014 at 6:19 am

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    Joanne McKitish December 14, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Terrific post! The book went on my Christmas wish list immediately, Thank you for your insight, you wear many “hats”, and wear them well!

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    James Crisp December 14, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Thank you Joanne, it is fun to take a break from architcture blogs, especially since I am approaching my 200th blog. I hope you enjoy the book as much as I have.

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