2011 NKBA Design Competition - Large Kitchens: Third Place
This fresh space breaches the divide between family-friendly and adult entertaining through classic contemporary and timeless touches. Custom-built maple cabinetry conveys precise and clean lines in shaker doors with a wide rail, and a simplistically styled crown molding. The centrally situated custom furniture style island, although substantial in size, is kept unobtrusive through the open front, and decorative legs. The single slab of 'Super White' granite offers a stunning focal point through the artistic flair of nature. Back countertops were created from gray quartz as a coordinating and durable partner to the island top. The backsplash was constructed using white marble slabs in varying sizes to add texture and visual interest. An integrated china cabinet appears to be original to the home, while the functional hood floats above the range as a contemporary sculptural element. Large globe pendants suspended above the island contribute a touch of vintage to a classic kitchen in this 1910 Edwardian house.