Live, Dine, Sleep

Reno, NV United States

Jack Hawkins


Project Description

2009 RADA

Kitchen /Merit

For his own home and kitchen, Jack Hawkins, AIA, LEED AP, “wanted to see how small we could live.” The result “really talks about the kitchen as being more than a kitchen,” said one judge. “It's art the way it's done,” added another.

Hawkins loaded as much storage as possible into custom cabinets that climb step-by-step with a hot-rolled steel stair until they level out at counter height. The smooth steel also works as a low-maintenance backsplash that blends nicely with cast-in-place concrete counters. Steamed beech millwork, which Hawkins used throughout the house for continuity, provides a warm counterpoint to the otherwise raw materials.

“The biggest challenge was talking my wife into having our bed in the kitchen,” he chuckles. Much like our jury, however, she quickly fell head over heels for the Murphy bed, along with all of the clever cabinetry.


Project Details

Live, Dine, Sleep
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Project Team:
    Jack Hawkins, Principal In Charge / Project Architect;
  • General Contractor: Darin Murphy 
  • Cabinetmaker: Ben Wilborn 
  • Steel Fabricator: Paolo Cividino 
  • Photography: Asa Gilmore 
  • Interior Designer: Jack Hawkins 
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Project Size:
    1,000 sq ft
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Specified Products

Cooktop, Dishwasher: Miele; Hardware: Häfele America Co.; Kitchen Fittings: Blanco America; Kitchen Fixtures: Grohe America; Lighting Fixtures: Contrast Lighting, Lithonia Lighting, Translite Systems; Oven/Range: Faber; Refrigerator: Amana; Windows: Vista Window Co.



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