This 1930s era home is in a beautiful neighborhood of Los Angeles with tree lined streets and floral gardens. The homeowner wanted to expand her kitchen to create more functionality for today, while respecting the quality architectural details and craftsmanship of the past. The beautiful curved wall feature throughout the house posed a significant challenge in designing cabinetry to fit the space while enhancing the curved detail. In addition, the undersized original kitchen was located directly off the entrance foyer, so they needed to create a transitional space that would support the beauty of the kitchen while maintaining the elegance of the entry. They thus began the project by expanding the kitchen and raising the ceiling, to bring the outdoor light and beauty in, while providing substantial room for a marble island, a 48” Wolf Range, and a decorative hutch for collectibles. The elimination of an awkward hallway allowed the kitchen to directly adjoin the breakfast nook, creating a beautiful visual statement from the nook to the custom range hood and backsplash. Pilasters with decorative sconces were added without wall cabinetry at the enlarged window at the sink, drawing the eye to the bougainvillea draped guest house in the back.
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Photography by Bethany Nauert