Client needed to create a second kitchen(ette) to help host up to 100 church youth at their home from time to time.
Creating a longer, skinnier galley kitchen which stole about three feet from the existing mechanical room was the trick.
Features dark stained, raised wood panel cabinets, pilasters, wainscot and trim, along with a coffered ceiling and slate floor. This intense zone gives way to a simpler carpet and paint family room on one side and a family photo gallery, curved glass curio, on the other.
Facing the kitchenette is a custom reading alcove surrounded by floor to ceiling shelves for an antique book collection. This alcove was made possible by the re-structuring of one leg of the staircase landing and relocating the door to the under stair storage, now dedicated to AV components and general storage.
The design intentionally incorporates the look and feel of a British Pub based on about 20 different photographs selected by the client.
The layout is extremely functional, seating 10 around the paired peninsulas, with room to stand and walk behind each stool. There are three distinct workstations, and plenty of storage in the cabinets and the adjacent mechanical and storage rooms.
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