A great kitchen island is the chef’s stage. The beauty of this design is that his guests feel included while he works his magic – through the whole the experience from prep to plate.
Design a home for a professional chef and a coffee shop owner, and you can be pretty sure that the kitchen will be more than a focal point.
Carefully layer this with the desire to retain the historical charm of their townhome and you get an idea of the scope of the challenge – and our excitement to tackle it.
A Chef's Kitchen
Design Insight - The Island
The stainless steel sheath is pure no-nonsense kitchen. The four-foot wide solid cherry counter is warm and charming. The sandwiched materials couple with a lengthwise envelope that hides dinnerware and keeps the upper counter open for entertaining.
"Linebox was open to a truly collaborative and improvisational approach to our project."
Lath & Plaster
The home’s ribs peek through. A backlit cutout reveals the original lath that once supported plaster.
Design Insight - Stylish Hotel
The second floor serves as a boutique hotel suite complete with a second living room, coffee bar, changing area, bedroom, and bathroom. It’s an open-concept space that transforms via large pivoting and sliding doors that grant varying degrees of privacy.
Construction: The Lake Partnership
Photography: The General Studio
Light Fixtures: Ng – Castor Design
Front Door: Nabil & Elizabeth Assaf – Urban Front