The design of this sun-drenched kitchen thoughtfully balances many opposing elements: light & dark, cool & warm, contemporary & comfortable. This balance allows the kitchen, as the central axis of a large, open entertaining space, to be modern while feeling friendly and welcoming.
The Think Glass bar top appears to be “floating,” as well, due to the steel standoffs that raise it above the stone surface. A 100 bottle wine refrigerator is right at hand on the large cabinet wall to make entertaining easy.
“Floating” ceiling is suspended with small steel rods to disappear into the sheetrock ceiling above. It fills the void where an island was omitted because the homeowners wanted more entertaining space. An appliance garage with tambour door hides everyday small appliances.
Breakfast banquette was built-in to save space, provide a casual dining area, & lend a 1950’s feel to the space.