Joni Zimmerman and architect Cathy Purple Cherry collaborated on an innovative, two-zone kitchen in Annapolis.

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In a classically detailed waterfront project near Annapolis designed by architect Cathy Purple Cherry, kitchen designer Joni Zimmerman created the main kitchen that houses the most-used appliances and prep surfaces and a pantry kitchen that operates as a coffee center and area to stash dirty dishes when the owners are entertaining. The two sections are divided by a furniture-like hutch, tucked between columns that separate the spaces without blocking backyard views.

The main kitchen flows into the family room; a beverage center acts as a room divider and glassware is stored on the backside of the island. A walk-in pantry closet provides storage.

Zimmerman worked with interior designer Arlene Critzos to create an aesthetic in keeping with the house. Traditional white cabinetry contrasts with a dark-stained island that matches the hutch. Granite countertops and a high-gloss ceramic-tile backsplash complement the cabinetry. An inviting breakfast area occupies a bay window in the main kitchen.

The Details   KITCHEN DESIGN: Joni Zimmerman, CKD, CBD, Design Solutions, Inc., Annapolis, Maryland. ARCHITECTURE: Cathy Purple Cherry, AIA, Purple Cherry Architects, Annapolis, Maryland. INTERIOR DESIGN: Arlene Critzos, Interior Concepts, Inc., Annapolis, Maryland. BUILDER: Pilli Custom Homes, Millersville, Maryland. CABINETRY: signaturecustomcabinetry.com. COUNTERTOPS: Owner’s purchase. BACKSPLASH: inhomestone.com. APPLIANCES: subzero-wolf.com