These clients love to travel, and do it a lot. They wanted their kitchen to reflect this love as well as their love for cooking, eating and entertaining.
The challenges for this space were formidable; an awkward alcove, three doorways, only eight feet wide for most of the room and an elevation change, all served to inspire design solutions. The most difficult of these was the alcove and how to “connect” that section of the room with the cooking focal point. A flared cabinet with the counter curving over achieved this and created a very impressive prep zone. Three different closets were removed and replaced with cabinets. In all three cases the cabinets were left short of the ceiling for display and to expose more ceiling, thereby giving a more expansive feeling to the space. The 3-sided glass display cabinet accommodates beautiful dishes as well as a travel memento collection.
A custom mosaic, depicting a global map is a stunning focal point behind the cooktop. The wall above the table is intentionally void of cabinets to allow for art and to keep the room feeling wider.
A generous garden bay window, with its continuous countertop provides a generous visual access to the garden and helps add “dimension” to the room.
The adjacent dining room is enhanced by more visual access to the kitchen. It also features the same cabinetry and finish selections.