This kitchen is set in the center of a Mission Revival Style home – a style known for its Spanish and Moroccan influences. Designer Steve Pallrand of Los Angeles-based Home Front Build was tasked with honoring the home’s history in a modern redesign.
With an enclosed layout and no seating, this kitchen was due for an update that would make it the perfect place for hosting and entertaining.
The kitchen was opened up to the spaces around it with archways, which are reminiscent of the home’s original style.
Since it was most cost effective to leave the kitchen in its existing footprint at the center of the house, the best way to let light in was to build a small turret, or tower, into the ceiling.
“The palette of the kitchen was set by the choice of reclaimed Douglas fir for the cabinetry and island countertop,” said Pallrand. “The dominate warm tones of aged Douglas fir were complemented with natural plaster walls, the deep cool tones of soapstone countertops and a cool blue encaustic tile backsplash.”
Plaster arches were added to impart an elegance to this casual design, and the upper cabinets were designed to disappear into the plaster cove.
While the bathroom was small, there was no room to expand the foot print. Instead, the design team worked with the original footprint to make it consistent with the remodel.