Global Winner, Second Place – SubZero Wolf Best of the Best Kitchen Design Contest 2013
Showstopper, First Place – NKBA Interior Design Awards 2013
Most Outstanding Kitchen for a New Home – OHBA Interior Design Awards 2012
Regional Winner, Eastern Canada – SubZero Wolf Best of the Best Kitchen Design Contest 2012
This custom home was designed for a family that loves to entertain their family and friends. A love for cooking while entertaining guided all the design decisions. Modern simplicity was the goal.
The kitchen sits on a very large open space that includes living and dining rooms and a spectacular central staircase. Each section of this open design necessarily needed to harmonize with each other and the whole. Designed along two axis’, the kitchen has symmetry and harmony. The primary axis is the centre of the fridge “niche”. Here two SubZero 700 Series units are ideally located for the kitchen layout and are visually completely unobtrusive with their cabinet finishes. The third part of the fridge installation is an oven tower with matching fronts and a pocket door that covers the two. Items that could not be integrated are maintaining the harmony of that trip-tich.
The “bridge” around the fridge installation is repeated for the Wolf 48” dual fuel range in a symmetrical installation on the second axis of the kitchen. A polished stainless steel hood completes an elegant installation of this section.
The third main part of the harmony is the niche for the dish pantry. It is aligned in height with the top of the fridges and range hood and features matching polished stainless steel doors. The trip-tich motif is repeated in three additional areas: 3 cabinets for the fridge section, 3 open shelves for display uppers and 3 polished stainless steel framed cabinets.
Driftwood finished oak flooring was used throughout the open space. White cabinets are a continuation of the wall colour and contrasted with the rich oak used for the island cabinet. Symmetrical sink and dishwasher installations are used on the 14’-9” island. All of the components of the open plan are strong and harmonize with each other, but it is this kitchen that is centre stage.
Lead Interior Design: DesignFirstInteriors.com
Interior Design Furniture and Decor: SusanKnightInteriors.com
Perfect Harmony Review
Friedemann and his team helped us design two homes from the inside out. We involved him from the planning stages and are so happy that we did. In both cases, the final result was better than we had imagined and we know that we would not have been as satisfied had we not worked with Friedemann. His attention to detail is amazing. On our projects, he did not settle with a design until he was sure and so were we that it was the best possible design. He also insured that every detail was built out according to plan. We are grateful for all the time and effort he put in to helping us. We couldn't have done it without him!