A Contemporary Kitchen with Class

This client moved to the area to be near their adult daughter and grandchildren so this new construction is destined to be a place full of happy memories and family entertaining.

The goal throughout the home was to incorporate their existing collection of artwork and sculpture with a more contemporary aesthetic.

The kitchen, located on the first floor of the 3-story townhouse, shares the floor with a dining space, a living area and a powder room.

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The kitchen is U-shaped with the sink overlooking the dining room, the cooktop along the exterior wall, with a large clerestory window above, and the bank of tall paneled appliances and storage along the back wall. The European cabinetry is made up of three separate finishes – a light gray glossy lacquer for the base cabinets, a white glossy lacquer for the tall cabinets and a white glass finish for the wall cabinets above the cooktop. The colors are subtly different but provide a bit of texture that works nicely with the finishings chosen for the space. The stainless grooves and toe kick provide additional detail.

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The long peninsula provides casual seating and is topped with a custom walnut butcher block waterfall countertop that is 6” thick and has built in wine storage on the front side. This detail provides a warm spot to rest your arms and the wine storage provides a repetitive element that is heard again in the pendants and the barstool backs. The countertops are quartz, and appliances include a full size refrigerator and freezer, oven, steam oven, gas cooktop and paneled dishwasher.

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This amazing powder room sits just off the kitchen and adds a glam factor all powder rooms deserve.

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This project was so much fun to work on because we got to collaborate with a terrific homeowner who was open to out-of-the-box design ideas and with one of our favorite designers, Julie Dunfee of Julie Dunfee designs.

We love how it came out, don’t you?

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4501 Tamiami Trail N, Ste 424
Naples, FL 34103
(239) 378-6599
522 Crescent Blvd
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 858-4848
Chicago, IL
1040 Roscoe St.
Chicago, IL 60657
(630) 488-7481