At less than 11’ wide, this room was necessarily compressed by an unmovable duct chase. This vertical intrusion gave rise to an opportunity to cluster the similar volume refrigerator, joining it to the duct chase. This left the opposite wall clear for a large ‘chef section’; a pro-style range with a custom stainless steel hood.
A new window replaced the single door at the back wall of the house and was positioned so that the view to the garden was not obstructed by the backsplash.
The new eating area was created by adding a new garden door with an elliptical transom finished in a dramatic gunmetal grey. The warm tones of the walnut cabinets in this area create a warm and inviting space for family and friends to gather around the matching walnut table. A generous view into the garden is also enjoyed from this section.
The ‘inconvenient’ duct chase was modified to create a niche for a flush inset pantry and a small TV.