Sub-Zero and Wolf's 2013-2014 Kitchen Design Contest: Regional Winner Award. Designed with Christine Pokorney. This family gathers for breakfast with the doors to the outside open, and often eat lunch buffet style as people come and go from their outdoor activities. At larger events, guests mingle comfortably in the kitchen, living room and adjacent outdoor spaces. The greatest challenge to the design team was maintaining that inside-to-out connection with effortless flow. Key to their success was the creation of a custom ten-foot wide sliding/pocketing door that connects the kitchen to an adjacent outdoor breakfast area, where herbs are grown for cooking. To provide the function the family required, specific zones were developed to ease work flow and use: a main cooking area behind the island connected to an adjacent butler's pantry; a baking center; a breakfast area in one corner; and a wet bar in the other corner close to adjacent entertaining spaces. The homeowners specifically requested Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances. The built-in capabilities and size options of Sub-Zero and Wolf were essential in creating this highly functional, easy-flowing, streamlined kitchen.