Creating a Family Hub
Refrigerator, wine cooler, and a food pantry are lined up in a freestanding unit that separates the kitchen and family room in the open plan. Clean-lined, no-frills cabinet boxes, some without doors, take the place of standard uppers; countertops are volcanic stone; and a sculptural range hood hangs from the rafters. "The kitchen embraces a modern feeling while letting its past show through," says Stacy of the deconstructed space. "And with its soothing colors, it's where everyone wants to hang out."
"Think about an assembly line. For a more efficient work flow, create a series of stations to wash, prep, cook, and plate your meals."
—Stacy Eisenmann, Albany, CA