Glass wall kitchens look green — inside and out.
Bringing natural light and color indoors is a glorious point of view with glass wall kitchens. In an 1883 Victorian townhouse in Chicago [top and below] the entire back façade up to the gabled first-floor roof was replaced by commercial-grade, aluminum-frame windows plus a door that leads to a deck. The kitchen overlooks the backyard and a garage. Since the outdoor view is paramount, the kitchen features don’t compete for attention. There are flush or hidden appliances and storage, green appliance materials and brands, shiny cabinets, minimal embellishment, few accessories and, as a result, dreamy serenity.
Architect Patrizio Fradiani also chose to conceal the refrigerator, the pantry and even a powder room behind a wall of sleek, white-lacquered cabinet doors which blend well with the Poliform stainless steel island and vent hood. Apple-green accent walls echo vegetation in the yard and remain cheerful during the winter.
Elegant luxury is the keynote for this white Bulthaup kitchen in a 4000-square-foot Connecticut house in Fairfield Country, powered by passive solar and geothermal energy. Here, the glass wall is motorized so it can slide away and let the outdoors in. Flush and minimalistic, Bulthaup kitchens include the green-chic standards: SubZero refrigerator, Miele ovens, and Gaggenau cooktop.
(Sources: Met Home, NY Spaces)
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