This contemporary kitchen, with its glorious book-matched sustainable Eucalyptus veneer cabinets manages to be both exciting and serene. While the stainless steel lining of the stove cove requires considerable maintenance, the workability shines through. There is acres of prep area on the mammoth island topped with Blizzard Caesarstone, bolstered by a huge 35-1/2-inch double-bowl Julien 16-gauge stainless steel sink, matched to a stainless KWC Suprimo pull-out faucet.
The cook can swivel around to face the Wolf dual-fuel pro-range with a pot filler faucet on the back guard, and a steam oven and microwave nearby on the range wall. Frosted glass-front steel-frame cabinets on each side of the range break through the wood look to add a touch of modern glamor. Just steps away is a pro-style refrigerator/freezer pair set beautifully flush with the face of the cabinet wall.
As part of the architectural renovation of this Texas home, wide-plank mahogany floors were installed and, to add natural light, a mural-size 12-foot by 5-foot picture window at one end of the kitchen. Abundant lighting is supplied by recessed ceiling fixtures in addition to the handsome trio of pendants.
Architects favor certain furniture — a glimpse of Mies van der Rohe black tufted leather Barcelona stools in a room adjoining the kitchen, along with properly minimalist eating-counter stools — complete the design. Often, kitchens as well worked as this one look rather impersonal. Here, though, we catch a glimpse of shelves that accommodate the owner’s collection of miniature modernist chairs. That, and the kitchen, leaves no guess as to the owner’s interests.