Longtime clients in Kalorama hired Vincent Sagart of Poliform | sagartstudio to transform their dated kitchen into an uncluttered space with a sleek, modern aesthetic. Their wish list created a challenge for the designer. “The kitchen was not large, but they wanted a lot of things in it,” he recalls. “The question was how to make it look spacious with all those elements.”
The owners specified “a chef’s kitchen,” so Sagart installed a five-foot-long cooktop on the peninsula that encompasses a grill, a wok, gas and induction burners and a large canopy hood with custom exterior exhaust. He made use of a cramped alcove by tucking the paneled refrigerator and washer/dryer into it. “The goal was not to take away anything, but to clean the room up through architecture and function,” Sagart explains.
A cabinet wall holds double ovens and two appliance garages—one concealing a coffee maker and accoutrements; the other, glassware convenient to a wine refrigerator installed below it. Extensive storage keeps surfaces clear and clutter at bay.
The Varenna cabinetry is spessart oak, with a matte-lacquer unit by the breakfast table for cookbooks and storage. Sagart selected Silestone for the countertops and backsplash as well as for the under-mount sink basin, creating a seamless look. Stone-like ceramic tile floors and carefully planned lighting enhance the spare, minimalist space.
Kitchen & Interior Design: Vincent Sagart, Poliform | sagartstudio, Washington, DC. Contractor: Richard Kroos, Kroos Construction, Inc., Selbyville, Delaware. Photography: Poliform | sagartstudio. Cabinetry, Hood & Bar Stools: Poliform | Varenna. Countertops, Backsplash & Basin: Counter Culture. Appliances: Wolf, Miele, Sub-Zero. Faucet: Dornbracht. Lighting: Kreon through Poliform | sagartstudio. Flooring: Impronta through Poliform | sagartstudio.