Not your ordinary kitchen

A 1,700-square-foot deck complete with a gazebo; vaulted ceilings; and a floor-to-ceiling library are just a few of David and Susan Farinacci’s favorite aspects of their home.

home_kitchen2A 1,700-square-foot deck complete with a gazebo; vaulted ceilings; and a floor-to-ceiling library are just a few of David and Susan Farinacci’s favorite aspects of their home. But the pair said that their kitchen’s stainless steel pot filler—a faucet that’s mounted on the wall over the stove to allow you to easily fill pots with water without having to transport them across the kitchen—is their home’s main conversation piece.

“People come over and go, ‘What in the world is this?’ ” said Susan Farinacci, a teacher at Northwood Elementary in North Canton.

“We cook a lot of Italian food—we had 19 people over for Christmas Eve, and we made pasta—so we use it a lot for hosting,” said David Farinacci, a general practice dentist.

The couple’s five bedroom home was built in 1990 in the Bob O’Link development in North Canton. Both Susan and David are widowed, but when they got married and blended their families in 1997, they decided to stay in the Bob O’Link home where David has been living since it was built.

The Farinaccis have since made the home their own by building an addition with a new master bedroom, and redoing the kitchen with granite countertops, new appliances and the conversation-starting pot filler.

“We’ve kind of made it our own, we’ve personalized it. Between the colors that we’ve used and just how we have it set up, it just really suits our lifestyle very well,” said David Farinacci.

The customizations came easily to the couple, who chose to add a library, since they both love to read, and a three-level deck equipped with a gazebo, since they like to spend time in the outdoors. But it’s their home’s openness that they love the most.

“It gives us a good, open feel. There’s a lot of natural light in the house,” David Farinacci said.

“We raised our kids here, so the house has seen a lot of traditions and parties and just fun times,” said Susan Farinacci. “Our house is just lived-in and loved. It’s not a place where you’ll feel uncomfortable.”

Where to buy

The Repository
Select Rite Aid Stores
Spee-D Foods
Buehler's Fresh Foods
Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations
Aultman Hospital Gift Shop
Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop
Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace
Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations
News Depot
Avenue Arts Marketplace
Yum Yum Tree Alliance
Grapes in a Glass