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Designing for How You Imagine Your Home Will Feel

Imagine your standard U-shaped kitchen with it's five-foot window, cooktop on the island, and refrigerator by the door to the dining room. Guests could not enjoy the water view because there was a wall section between the sink window and the sliding door that blocked their line of sight! Landon immediately suggested opening up the "view pathway" and this led to the triangular bumpout. Not how he reflected this in the angles of the kitchen (which, in turn, relate well to the vaulted ceilings of the adjacent rooms in this Ralph Anderson home. 

The water view evoked the rippling effect in the base cabinets. The long arc of the custom hood echoes this line. By notching a cabinet door, the hood arc could be lengthened and softened. On the left side of the hood a lift-up flap stores wraps and foils. 

The Lacanche range simplified the amount of cooking equipment needed. In addition, by bringing the ovens into the main kitchen as part of a feature element, there was now room to move the refrigerator to the wall facing the U and to have a large pantry cabinet with pullouts. 

The kitchen is now well-connected  to the view. 
The Jerusalem Gold marble behind the range unites the color palette. 
Note the "ripples" in the Shaker door cabinet faces.

Close-up view of the notch around the hood.

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