An elevation rendering of one side of the kitchen.
A rendering of the kitchen and adjoining dining area.

Classic Concept

Best Student Design

MAY/JUNE 2012

For a kitchen renovation, Montgomery College design student Christy Leu submitted a concept that blended the home’s historic, Federal-style aesthetic with the demands of the homeowners’ contemporary lifestyle. The kitchen, rendered here by Leu, is traditional in style with a dedicated surface for baking and plenty of storage behind rows of custom cabinetry. Because the homeowners love to cook and entertain, Leu ensured a high level of functionality with double ovens and cooktop from Wolf, a paneled Wolf hood, and Sub-Zero refrigerator and refrigerator drawers; a Sub-Zero wine fridge occupies the dining adjacent area. Granite countertops unite the painted cabinets along the periphery with the dark, cherry-stained center island. Glossy, white ceramic subway tile backsplash lends a classic vibe while dark-stained pine floors add warmth. The new space retains its openness with the adjoining dining area ,which is separate yet connected to the working kitchen.

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