2015 Master Design Bronze Award for Kitchen More Than $150,000

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2015 Master Design Bronze Award for Kitchen More Than $150,000

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  • 2015 Master Design Bronze Award for Kitchen More Than $150,000
  • 2015 National Chrysalis Award for Kitchens Over $150,000
  • 2015 National CotY (Contractor of the Year) Award for Residential Kitchen Over $150,000
  • 2015 Regional CotY (Contractor of the Year) Award for Residential Kitchen Over $150,000

PROJECT SUMMARY:

For a well-travelled couple with an appreciation of European aesthetics, it was important that their kitchen express a refined point of view. They wanted to dramatically open up their kitchen and living areas and connect the space with their home's lovely natural environment. The existing space was a series of separate areas with little relationship to each other or the outdoors. After several structural changes, including the removal of walls, windows, doors and a fireplace, one open space was established and defined by a balanced rhythm of wood beams in the ceiling.

New windows and glass doors now fill the space with light and circulation, grounded by a balance of refined and natural textures. Several types of wood are contrasted with the glossy sheen of white cabinetry and countertops. Throughout the kitchen, rectangles of white and dark colors and open and closed spaces create an intriguing visual duality. The interplay of textures with the clean lines of the open floor plan creates an engaging design for family life and entertaining in this natural modern kitchen.

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2015 Master Design Bronze Award for Kitchen More Than $150,000 - Before 1

The original dark kitchen, with limited storage and awkward navigation did little to inspire entertaining and was frustrating for people who love to cook at home.

2015 Master Design Bronze Award for Kitchen More Than $150,000 - After 1

At the new extra long island, guests gather at one end with bar seating defined by a pair of clear "bubble" lights and survey the expanse of the kitchen and living area, which is now one clean space looking out onto the garden and pool outside.

2015 Master Design Bronze Award for Kitchen More Than $150,000 - Before 2

The existing design was dated, dark and claustrophobic. There was no sense of connection to the natural surroundings.

2015 Master Design Bronze Award for Kitchen More Than $150,000  - After 2

After several structural changes, including the removal of walls, windows, doors and a fireplace, one open space was established.

2015 Master Design Bronze Award for Kitchen More Than $150,000  - Before 3

In the original kitchen a closet in the dining area stood in as a makeshift pantry.

2015 Master Design Bronze Award for Kitchen More Than $150,000  - After 3

Inside the new pantry, small appliances and abundant storage create a station that resembles a second "mini kitchen" where the clients can prepare meals and store ingredients, keeping the main kitchen clutter-free.

2015 Master Design Bronze Award for Kitchen More Than $150,000  - Before 4

In the existing home, an old fireplace and small glass doors blocked connection to the pool and garden outside.

2015 Master Design Bronze Award for Kitchen More Than $150,000  - After 4

After the addition of many windows and folding glass doors, the kitchen now integrates with the natural surroundings, creating a calming sense of indoor/outdoor living.

2015 Master Design Bronze Award for Kitchen More Than $150,000  - After 5

The base of the island was built to perfectly match the width of the designer tiles on the side facing the table. The live edge rosewood table was handmade with meticulous detail from the inspiration of one piece of wood the clients discovered.

2015 Master Design Bronze Award for Kitchen More Than $150,000  - After 6

The interplay of textures with the clean lines of an open floor plan connected to the outdoors creates an engaging design for family life and entertaining in this natural modern kitchen.