joeb + partners, architects, greenwich, conn.

Joeb Moore, AIA, intended this white-and-stainless steel kitchen to both please and surprise. “It's playing off traditional New England kitchens and reinventing them a little bit,” he says. So he exaggerated the room's vertical proportions, stretching the cabinetry a few feet taller than usual. Layers of grooved glass in the cabinet fronts create a spectral effect; from some angles they reveal blurred outlines of the dishes behind them, and from others they turn opaque.

“It's sparkling,” said a judge. “The monochromatic color scheme softens its industrial look.”

principal in charge: Joeb Moore, AIA, Joeb + Partners, Architects

project team: Doug Patt and Tania Ayoub, Joeb + Partners, Architects;
general contractor: Joseph Kais, KAIS Custom Builders, Norwalk, Conn.;
landscape architect: Diane Devore, ASLA, Devore Associates, Fairfield, Conn.;
project size: 350 square feet;
construction cost: Withheld;
photography: Lorin Klaris Photography, except where noted.

product specs
cooktop, oven/range: Miele; dishwasher: Bosch USA; hardware: Häfele America Co.; kitchen fixtures: Dornbracht Americas; lighting fixtures: Ralph Pucci International; paints/stains/wall finishes: Benjamin Moore & Co.; refrigerator: Sub-Zero; windows: Dynamic Architectural Windows & Doors