1200 square feet
Architect & Design/Builder:
GC: CA Remodeling, Inc.
Owners: Stephanie & Kevin Nicholson
A dog-leg plan, including two tight initial spaces, were the main challenges to this project. An entryway needed to serve as foyer, storage, office, & laundry. Adjacent this space, lies the kitchen & eating area. The clients also wanted a versatile entertaining area that could double as a dining table. Adequate square footage was present for both areas, but in the form of long & slender rectangles.
Quickly, a sliver concept was born to accomplish the program needs, as well as maintain a feeling of width & allow 2-way circulation. To counter-balance this sleek form, walnut butcher block was introduces as a warm natural material. It is a featured element seen as an entry shelf, desk area, backsplash/cabinet, island/table, & display shelving. The striations within the butcher block streak through both spaces & help to truncate/connect them. A secondary theme is seen in the slots. These work with the laminations of the butcher block & subtly add functions via a spice/wine racks, fruit/flower trough, & waste/recycling hatch.
The project rounds out w/ smoky cork flooring, two tone cabinetry, and Colonial Gold granite counters. With multiple tiers of design & materials, the spaces come together as a functioning composition.