An award-winning kitchen by Larry Rosen of Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens.
A desk area in Larry Rosen's kitchen design.
A spacious island with cabinets to store clutter away.
A cabinet concealing appliances and a countertop for extra work space.

Contemporary Chic

Large Kitchen: Best of Class

MAY/JUNE 2012

Larry Rosen of Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens was given several mandates by the homeowners when he was tapped to design their new kitchen: Replace the room’s traditional appearance with a sleek, modern aesthetic; integrate a large island with an abundance of surface space; and clear the clutter, removing small appliances from sight.

Rosen substituted a drywall soffit and heavy crown moldings with full-height cabinetry to the ceiling, then selected a flat-panel cabinet style for a contemporary look. He installed a large island with a capacious countertop and comfortable seating. To contain the clutter, he ingeniously designed a workspace that houses a countertop, coffee station, adjustable shelving and space for small appliances—all of which can be neatly concealed behind a cabinet door.

A priority for Rosen’s clients was the use of green products wherever possible. To accommodate this preference, Rosen chose cabinet fronts made from eco-friendly engineered wood veneers. 

Kitchen Design: Larry Rosen, CKD, Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens, Rockville, Maryland. Contractor: Moonstar Construction, Inc., Gaithersburg, Maryland. Photography: Stacy Zarin Goldberg.

Cabinetry: Elmwood through Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens, Rockville, MD. Countertops: Caesarstone through TGM Granite & Marble, Fredericksburg, VA.  Appliances: Thermador, Viking through Ferguson Enterprises, Beltsville, MD. 

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