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Oriented toward a family room/screening room and open to an outdoor pool deck, this kitchen balances illumination with a large skylight over its work area.

Ridgeline House, Pasadena, Calif.

Ridgeline House, Pasadena, Calif.

  • 2011 Kitchen/Merit: Ridgeline House, Pasadena, Calif., by Montalba Architects, Santa Monica, Calif.

    Oriented toward a family room/screening room and open to an outdoor pool deck, this kitchen balances illumination with a large skylight over its work area.

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    Oriented toward a family room/screening room and open to an outdoor pool deck, this kitchen balances illumination with a large skylight over its work area.

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    Dominique Vorillon

    Oriented toward a family room/screening room and open to an outdoor pool deck, this kitchen balances illumination with a large skylight over its work area.

  • 2011 Kitchen/Merit: Ridgeline House, Pasadena, Calif., by Montalba Architects, Santa Monica, Calif.

    With its walls devoted to storage cabinets and a concealable home office, the kitchen concentrates counter space on two large islands.

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    With its walls devoted to storage cabinets and a concealable home office, the kitchen concentrates counter space on two large islands.

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    Dominique Vorillon

    With its walls devoted to storage cabinets and a concealable home office, the kitchen concentrates counter space on two large islands.

  • 2011 Kitchen/Merit: Ridgeline House, Pasadena, Calif., by Montalba Architects, Santa Monica, Calif.

    Cooking and dining areas enjoy a clear view of the screen.

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    Cooking and dining areas enjoy a clear view of the screen.

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    Dominique Vorillon

    Cooking and dining areas enjoy a clear view of the screen.

  • 2011 Kitchen/Merit: Ridgeline House, Pasadena, Calif., by Montalba Architects, Santa Monica, Calif.

    A view of the kitchen/family room from the pool deck.

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    A view of the kitchen/family room from the pool deck.

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    Dominique Vorillon

    A view of the kitchen/family room from the pool deck.

  • 2011 Kitchen/Merit: Ridgeline House, Pasadena, Calif., by Montalba Architects, Santa Monica, Calif.

    The floor plan.

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    The floor plan.

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    The floor plan.

montalba architects
santa monica, calif.

The work—and former residence—of Southern California modernist Clay Matthews, this house proved a solid platform for a recent major renovation. “It had pretty good bones,” observes David Montalba, AIA, LEED AP. Montalba made the most of that raw material in a kitchen/family room that also serves as a screening room for its owner, who works in the film industry. Our judges admired the seamless integration of kitchen functions with casual dining and entertaining, as well as the connection of indoor spaces with the adjacent pool deck.


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