Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath to transform the outdated room with a better layout and more space for storage.A circa-1980s kitchen in Baldwin, Maryland, needed an overhaul. The owners called in Paul Bentham of
Bentham replaced the original peninsula—which left dead space in the center of the kitchen—with an island that would accommodate table-style seating at one end and a cooktop at the other. He topped it with a four-inch-thick slab of Peruvian walnut; weighing in at 2,200 pounds, its transportation was the project’s biggest challenge.
Peripheral cabinets are a combination of walnut veneer and white lacquer. Counters and backsplash are statuary marble, lending a classic touch to the modern space. Storage options abound and Link pendants by LZF in a wood veneer finish the look.