Kendrick’s Kitchen Renovation + KNR Grill

In August 2016, the Hambidge Center set out to take care of some much needed renovations of our beloved Lucinda's Rock House. We decided to first focus on the place where the magic happens – the kitchen – in honor of Kendrick Reusch, son of Belinda and Ken Reusch, who loved to cook and spend time with his family around the grill.

Along with the kitchen, we made critical repairs to the Rock House chimney, roof, electrical and bathroom. Plus, we were excited to add the KNR Grill, a gathering place for residents to cook outside over inspired conversation.

We received many gifts in-kind or greatly discounted, such as the appliances from Sub-Zero Wolf, as well as an incredible show of support from many individuals (see out thank-you list below).

If you would like to donate to Hambidge in support of our residency program and other renovation projects like these, please click the button below to make an online donation.


Thank you!

We offer our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has contributed to Kendrick’s Kitchen, Lucinda’s Rock House Renovations and the KNR Grill.

August 2016 - August 2018

For the vision &
being our lead supporters:

Lucinda Bunnen & the LUBO Fund
Belinda & Ken Reusch and family
Melissa Bunnen-Jernigan & James Jernigan
and family
Robb Bunnen
Betty & Rob King
The Spain Family


Our corporate supporters:
Big Green Egg for our smoker
Jackie Naylor for our kitchen design
SubZero Wolf for our new appliances
White Oak Fine Homes for general contracting services


Thanks to everyone who contributed in
large and larger ways:

Anonymous
Susan Anderson for our new washing machine
Deirdra McAfee
Geoffrey Aldridge-Duncan
Lyn & Rick Asbill
Spring & Tom Asher
Bonnie Beauchamp-Cooke
Sylvia Bernstein
Barbara & Bill Bikoff
Martha Bishop
Louise & Peter Bray
Nancy Bowden
Jon Carter
Lucinda & Robert Chapman
John Chavers
Knox Clayton
Shelby Cobb
Sherry & Jeff Cohen
Nikki & Randy Crohn for our new refrigerator
Lavona Currie
Deborah & Chris Dunn
EMSA Fund
Pamela Euteneuer
Louise Gardner
Nena Griffith
Joann Hagaman
Marion Hall
Karen Head & Colin Potts for a new dryer
Mrs. Nathan Vanmeter Hendricks III

Judith & Glenn Heyward
The Hickrill Foundation
Ann & Tim Johnson
Dorothy Kirkley
Karin P. Koser
Marianne Lambert
Judy & Scott Lampert for our new cooktop stove with double ovens
Jeanne Larsen
Anna Leo & Robert Brown
Barbara & Bert Levy
Linda & Brad Lipman
Rosemary Magee in Honor of her dishwasher, Ron Grapevine
Jon McRae
Corrina Mensoff
Nancy Miller
William Morgan
Ken Nugent
Margaret & Kin Patterson
Malissa & Bill Peace
Donna Peak
Lynn Pollard for our new dishwasher
Jon President
Patty & Doug Reid
Monica & Henry Reusch
Kirk Rich
Janet & Scott Saltmarsh
Garrett Scales in Honor of Lucinda Chapman
Lenore & Neil Sherman
Gloria Smiley in Honor of Lucinda Bunnen
Anne Sterchi
Claire Sterk & Kirk Elifson
Fran & Chris Teter
Dayna Thacker & Rich Gere for a new dryer
Mary & Sam Thomas
Laura & Frank Thompson
C.R. & John Tilney, Jr.
Lesley Ward
Denie & Frank Weil
S & T Weil
William Weil
Barb & Thom Williams
Tom Woodham

Extra thanks for their dedication and hard work: Steve Clark, George Cooke, Andrew Fitzgibbons, Christine Jason, Lori Speed, and Sammy Gunter