2016 CotY (Contractor of the Year) Award for Residential Kitchen $100,001 to $150,000

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  • 2016 CotY (Contractor of the Year) Award for Residential Kitchen $100,001 to $150,000

PROJECT SUMMARY:

The kitchen in this hilltop home built in the 1960s was dark and outdated, with significant structural and design changes needed to accommodate modern living and make the most of its natural environment. This home features incredible panoramic views of Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean, yet the original kitchen design did little to take advantage of its location. The clients wanted a truly exceptional kitchen with bold scale, interesting materials and airy openness that made the home's location and panoramic views central in the design.

The new open floor plan was carefully designed to maximize and frame the view from every vantage point. Upon entering the home from the front, one can now see all the way through the new kitchen and out to the vistas beyond. An abundance of natural light and openness creates a feeling of serenity and possibility, emphasized by the sophisticated architectural elements now in place, which combine rustic and Mid-Century Modern elements. This compelling Mid-Century Modern kitchen now beautifully inhabits its natural environment with breathtaking views and impressive design.

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2016 CotY Contractor Award for Residential Kitchen  - Before 1

The original kitchen was closed off from its amazing natural surroundings. While the 1960s home had many appealing architectural elements typical of Mid-Century Modern architecture, the home was dark and separate from its environment.

2016 CotY Contractor Award for Residential Kitchen  - After 1

Floor to ceiling windows were carefully placed to make the view central to the kitchen's design and infuse the space with natural light and circulation. White ceilings and walls provide a clean backdrop to boldly highlight architectural elements in black and dark gray.

2016 CotY Contractor Award for Residential Kitchen  - Before 2

The original kitchen had been neglected for some time and featured outdated appliances, hardware and materials.

2016 CotY Contractor Award for Residential Kitchen  - After 2

A soffit built along the perimeter of the kitchen conceals technical elements needed for appliances and brings human scale to the space while retaining an expansive feeling.

2016 CotY Contractor Award for Residential Kitchen  - Before 3

The original design failed to take advantage of amazing views and left the home feeling dark, cramped and disconnected from its natural surroundings.

2016 CotY Contractor Award for Residential Kitchen  - After 3

A design meticulously crafted to frame the view from every angle now unifies the home with surrounding nature. The grandly scaled island, lighting and cabinetry are ideal in a space with high ceilings and an airy, open layout.

2016 CotY Contractor Award for Residential Kitchen  - Before 4

The existing kitchen was very small, with a galley-style layout and outdated appliances. Materials were low quality and bland.

2016 CotY Contractor Award for Residential Kitchen  - After 4

Birch colored cabinetry with brushed nickel hardware in a strong horizontal shape underlines the design's focus on leading the eye to the view outside.

2016 CotY Contractor Award for Residential Kitchen  - After 5

After significant structural changes to the home, the entire space is now light-filled, open and welcoming. The original charm of the Mid-Century Modern home is honored and retained but dramatically enhanced.

2016 CotY Contractor Award for Residential Kitchen  - After 6

Integrating the outdoor and indoor spaces of the kitchen's remarkable location was one of the primary goals of the design.

2016 CotY Contractor Award for Residential Kitchen  - After 7

Surrounded by amazing vistas, this Mid-Century Modern kitchen embraces its environment with thoughtfully planned design and compelling architectural choices.