The client is the owner of several restaurants and wanted her kitchen to reflect that influence.
The room had some good features to build on, and other features that made good design difficult. The outdated bay window was replaced and repositioned to suit a better design. The door to the dining room was closed to create enough wall space for the refrigeration and appliance tower alcove.
Other good features were the generous ceiling height (9'11"), and the expanse of windows at the eating area looking into the backyard. These windows were treated with floor to ceiling drapes to harmonize with the traditional character of the room. The drapery track was cleverly hidden in the drapery pocket designed into the dropped ceiling. The central feature is the 48" Pro-Style Range with the restaurant style custom hood above. Such a dramatic presentation easily competes with the fully glazed walls of the eating area.
Equally dramatic, is the two-sided divider wall of display cabinets. This wall was carefully aligned with the new doors to the family room and is shaped in a similar ‘bridge’ design that surrounds the refrigeration alcove.
A very elegant but subtle ceiling detail is complemented by the pendant lights over the island and table. Cobblestone patterned limestone is repeated as a backsplash tile but in a brick pattern. The rich and sumptuous cabinets are cherry veneer and are contrasted by subtle grey cabinets for the island.