rada kitchen stories

  • Neutra Glen Residence, Stamford, Conn.

    A new kitchen in a restored 1959 house by Richard Neutra expands on the theme of the original building.

  • With upper cabinets limited to a single end wall, the kitchen opens to light and views along its two outside walls.

    Appleton Living Kitchen by Minarc, Venice, Calif.

    Low profile cabinetry and walls devoted to glass open this kitchen to the outdoors.

  • 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.

    An extensively remodeled kitchen opens onto a family room that doubles as a film screening room.

  • hannah's house, memphis, tenn.

    Architect Todd Walker is a Modernist, but he realizes that for some people the style has an ascetic quality to it. So when he set about designing this kitchen for his small family, he wanted to achieve a space that was softer and gentler and, most important, didn't take itself too seriously.

  • live, dine, sleep, reno, nev.

    For his own home and kitchen, Jack Hawkins, AIA, LEED AP, “wanted to see how small we could live.”

  • riverbank residence, stamford, conn.

    Joeb Moore, AIA, intended this white-and-stainless steel kitchen to both please and surprise.

  • reykjavik, iceland

    The owner of this penthouse pied-à-terre overlooking the Atlantic Ocean uses it primarily to entertain business colleagues.

  • commonage kitchen, great falls, va.

    After two days of tough choices, the jury unanimously cheered for this “perfectly done” kitchen renovation in which “nothing [was] out of place.”

  • potrero hill residence, san francisco

    A strong concept and refined detailing bring unity to this second-floor living space. The owners, a photographer and his wife, asked Jay Serrao, AIA, to create a lively kitchen, dining area, and living room that would flex for entertaining.

  • d.c. residence, washington, d.c.

    Unlike politics, architecture has second acts. This original kitchen was outdated, extremely dark, and cut off from the rest of the house, says Ralph Cunningham, but it's reincarnated as a light-filled space with a felicitous floor-plan flow.

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