Kitchen navigates to 'organic coastal'
A wall was removed to open the kitchen to the rest of the home. The kitchen space was then planned to create a triangular work space, making the area ideal for both cooking and entertaining. Jackson Design & Remodeling photos
This bold kitchen, which our team dubbed "Organic Coastal Architecture," delights the eye with vivid blue details and warm wood tones while honoring the vision of the local architect who built the original home in 1952.
The homeowners are a professional couple, empty nesters who were looking to bring some new vitality to their home. Inspired by imaginative design, the clients were clear about making a design statement, not just getting a kitchen "makeover." The existing home was designed by architect Loch Crane, who studied with William Templeton Johnson and Frank Lloyd Wright, and the clients have loved their home since they bought it in 1992. The goal was to create a more functional and modern kitchen that would both honor and enhance the surrounding environment. The home is located in Point Loma near the San Diego Yacht Club, and the homeowners' love for the water inspired a nautical spirit and open, light-filled layout.
To achieve that open feel, we removed a wall between the kitchen and dining areas but left the windows and ceiling undisturbed. The entire kitchen area was streamlined to create an efficient triangle work space, ideal for the homeowners, who love to entertain large groups of friends and family. Concrete flooring, finished with a super high polish, brings a sophisticated, modern shine to the room and amplifies the effect of abundant natural light. The unusual curved Tanbur Zephyr hood frames the Miele induction stovetop, providing space and energy-efficient cooking with no burners. Magnetic cooking allows the space to be used as a countertop when the stove is off.
The new kitchen cabinetry is clean and functional with minimum hardware. The emphasis was to align the new design with the organic feeling and original architecture of the home. The Vogue Bay reflective glass backsplash is a striking expanse of blue, bringing nautically infused color, light and reflection to the space. The unusually large pieces of tile make an uncommon presentation, adding visual interest with scale. The back of the island facing the dining table was created from pool tile in "sea gear" blue, green, and a touch of gold and black. The colorful abstract effect evokes lilies floating on water and is a conversation piece whenever guests gather at the table. The table's stainless-steel legs were custom cut and attached to low iron glass.
Todd Jackson is the CEO and Client Consultant at Jackson Design & Remodeling. He can be reached at (619) 442-6125, firstname.lastname@example.org www.JacksonDesignandRemodeling.com