NKBA's 2012 Design Competition Winner: Large Kitchen - Third Place.
Co-Designer: Damani King
A nine-foot limestone hood acts as the family hearth and prominent focal point. An expansive two tiered island creates a natural gathering place, and a generous serving board for food displays and buffet-style meals. Attention to detail can be seen in the hand stenciled ceilings and silver finish plaster texture over the walls.
Seeking to have the kitchen bring back some of the high class elegance the home had once been known for, the designer succeeded in "turning back the clock" while managing to also provide the modern amenities people have grown to expect in the best kitchens. The space allows for ample seating and storage as well as interaction with the cook or cooks - all hallmarks of a great gathering place for family and friends. Decorative and functional lighting, which again looks like elements that would be at home in the house when it was first built, help to finish the space and complete the step back in time.