2014 CotY Award for Residential Kitchen $80,001 – $120,000

This project has won the following awards:

  • 2014 National CotY (Contractor of the Year) Award for Best Residential Kitchen $80,001 – $120,000
  • 2014 Regional CotY (Contractor of the Year) Award for Best Residential Kitchen $80,001 – $120,000

Project Summary

This kitchen remodel is in a La Jolla Farms home designed in the 1960s by noted architect Dale Naegle. The clients, a young couple with school age children, were looking for a historical home and were excited to be only the second owners of this expansive and distinct house. The home needed significant updating to accommodate a young, growing family. In honor of their passion for the home’s mid-century modern origins, the clients wanted a kitchen influenced by that time period with a contemporary attitude and modern conveniences. The kitchen is now double the size of the original after borrowing space from a bedroom. The design was created with a disciplined linear approach, accommodating large new appliances in a streamlined layout with a minimum of visual clutter. A stunning backsplash of Italian Calacatta marble wraps the kitchen in luxury. Sweeping expanses of white quartz countertops against dark bamboo cabinetry in a horizontal grain present a clean, polished impression and dramatically increase the kitchen’s storage and functionality. The clients now live happily with their new kitchen in a design that respects their home’s original character with stunning contemporary flair while providing a functional hub for their young family.