This is on a twist server. Jan 2015.

Modern Maple

This 350 square foot kitchen needed a contemporary update.  The former layout included a peninsula with seating, which was exchanged in favor of an island for better function and circulation.  Since the refrigerator was to be kept in the original location, freezer drawers were added in the island close to the table for more convenient access to ice.  The homeowners fell in love with a slab of Labradorite granite, and requested the kitchen be designed around that.  To allow the rich green and blue iridescence take center stage, the rest of the kitchen was kept very straightforward and clean with a few curved elements to add interest.  The simple arch of the Jerusalem stone cooktop wall is repeated in the curve of the counter-height eating bar, and a sine curve can be found in both the light fixture over the breakfast table and the refrigerator pulls.  On the wall shared with the dining room, two tall pantries flank a small display area.  Reeded glass inserts were used to provide a glimpse of the forms inside the cabinets and reveal the merest sparkle of crystal.  The lower area was left open and lit to showcase some of the homeowners’ art glass collection.


Alise O’Brien Photography


Kenneth Henry, CKD, CBD

Items Used

Heritage Custom Cabinetry, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Asko dishwasher, Wolf cooktop, Wolf oven, Wolf microwave, Wold warming drawer, Elkay sink, Hansgrohe faucet