The cooktop is built flush into stainless-steel counters.
Appliances are built into a massive stone wall.
The wine refrigerator in the butler's pantry.
The wine refrigerator in the butler's pantry.

Streamlined Style

NKBA Awards • LARGE KITCHEN—First Place

In the design of his modern home on the Magothy River near Annapolis, the owner envisioned a kitchen as clean-lined and precise in design as the rest of the house. Architect Scarlett Breeding heeded his request for a minimalist, European-style kitchen in which all of the appliances, millwork and surfaces would be seamlessly integrated. Working closely with interior designer Helen Sullivan, Premier Custom-Built cabinet-makers and Pyramid Builders, Breeding succeeded in realizing the client’s vision. Along one side of the kitchen, appliances are built into a massive fireplace wall. On the other side, the Gaggenau cooktop virtually disappears as it’s built flush into stainless-steel counters. A thick slab of solid quartzite covers the center island and wine chills in an adjacent butler’s pantry.

The kitchen celebrates the waterfront scenery in many ways, from its easy access to the indoor-outdoor dining pavilion and patio to the window that swivels open as a pass-through
to an al fresco grill.  

ARCHITECTURAL CASEWORK: Scarlett Breeding, AIA, Alt Breeding Schwarz Architects, Annapolis, Maryland. INTERIOR DESIGN: Helen Sullivan, Helen Sullivan Interiors, Washington, DC. BUILDER: Pyramid Builders, Annapolis, Maryland. CABINETS: Premier Custom-Built, New Holland, Pennsylvania. STONE: R. Bratti, Alexandria, Virginia. TILE: Walker Zanger. STOVE & OVENS: Gaggenau. REFRIGERATION: Sub-Zero. ESPRESSO MACHINE: Miele.