Architect Duo Dickinson replaced the right-angled walls separating the kitchen and pantry with a wall at an oblique angle, bumping out its full length by 2 feet and stealing 20 square feet from the living room. An exposed steam-heat pipe and valve had to be relocated in the process.
Also relocated were the appliances. The fridge sits along the sink wall, with the ovens positioned just steps away. A cooktop set into the island, which also houses the wine cooler and a second sink, makes for comfortable meal-prep and cleanup zones. A built-in table with a curved end and banquette seat provides an informal eating area.