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maximize natural light and landscape views.” Convenient access to the breakfast prep space for him and an overall user-friendly approach for the children, as well as a specified baking area and ample prep and cook space for her, held appeal for consumer homeowners as well as professional judges. A custom marble topped furniture piece opposite the clean up sink is an added convenience component for baking. Another custom feature is the carved door that leads to a walk-in pantry next to a drinking fountain that offers a stylish solution to filtered water dispensing for family members. A window was added with a deep sill feature and the chiseled granite wash-up sink centered between two dishwashers ensures convenience in every way. The prep island holds a warmer drawer and microwave opposite the Cornu Fe range. The level of innovation and technology is matched to the level of detail seen in areas such as the French doors at one end of the nook leading to an outdoor courtyard, a custom swing door that accesses to the dining room, and what Hamilton-Gray describes as a “Mexican-colonial styled bar, clad with hammered copper panels and rustic hardware.” Skylights between reclaimed beams and wrought iron fixtures light the prep-island and butcher block.

Sponsored by In the overall accomplishment of finding balance between function, form and customization, this kitchen design reached new heights, and in-keeping, the designer stretched the expected levels of skill and creativity. NKBA.org | NKBA MAGAZINE–SPRING 2011

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