Open Mt. Airy Kitchen
Our customers were a pair of professional chefs who wanted a kitchen that functioned well but did not look like a commercial kitchen. Their home was a cozy, brick three-story twin from the early 1900’s which had a feeling of a country house about it. But the kitchen was a cramped, in-line layout. It lacked room for family and guests to socialize while cooking, making entertaining difficult. We worked closely with the chefs to create a design that would provide greater storage and light. We removed the partition walls between the kitchen and the dining room, creating one large room, with a new cooking peninsula/counter top creating the partition between kitchen and dining area. We took advantage of the height of the room to use a double height cabinet series, raised the windows slightly to allow more light into the expanded room, and reframed the cabinet-bearing walls to guarantee plumb, square walls for the new cabinet runs.
Images: Barry Halkin