Kitchen

  • brazilia familiar

    São Paulo, Brazil, native Márcio Kogan loves the cacophony of his hometown. The spirit of diversity that permeates this South American city allows the architect to peddle his unabashedly modern designs without fear of offending anyone. In fact, not a single eyebrow is raised (except in admiration)...

     
  • urbane infill

    Nearly 1,500 square feet of storage space atop a bakery and parking garage was the starting point for this apartment by Robert M. Gurney, FAIA. Along the way he also had to contend with the historic Washington, D.C., neighborhood's building restrictions—n

     
  • culinary connection

    Geoff Prentiss, AIA, knowingly calls the owner of this San Juan Islands retreat a “major cook.” That knowledge comes from personal experience—the homeowner is also his cousin.

     
  • 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.”

     
  • modern speakeasy, lawrence, kan.

    Dan Rockhill may be the only architect in the country who's designed a home restaurant. The zoning-be-damned outbuilding he fashioned for a Lawrence, Kan., chef serves as the dining room of a not-quite-legal establishment run by the owner and his wife.

     
  • overton retreat pavilion, mcminnville, tenn.

    Chip Webster couldn’t stifle his inner geek.

     
  • back story

    Historic row houses are rich in elegant features such as high ceilings, tall windows, and gracefully proportioned reception rooms at the front of the house. But the kitchens usually suffer in silence, tucked to the rear in a dark, cramped space.

     
  • main course

    Brad Burke wants to lead by example, so he designed his home with sustainability firmly in mind. Located on a three-acre site outside San Diego, the house produces more energy than it consumes, and it has as much outdoor living space as interior room.

     
  • raising L

    The residents of this Palm Desert, Calif., home wanted a kitchen design that would allow them to enjoy their meals al fresco. As grandparents, they also wanted a room where they could stay connected with the grandchildren. Their son, the architect, grante

     
  • bath: hidden help

    The standard sink fit into the apron of the countertop in Barb and Hans Gasterland's first-floor powder room is a good example of the kinds of design touches that architect Rosemary McMonigal used throughout the house.

     
 
 
 
 
 
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