When a family decided to add onto the back of their home in Glover Park, they opted for a modern look that would contrast with the transitional style of the rest of the house. Since the addition would house the kitchen, the owners contacted Boffi Georgetown, which is known for its minimalist aesthetic and streamlined Italian cabinetry.
When Boffi kitchen designer Julia Walter entered the picture, the addition was still a shell. “We designed the kitchen to fit the space,” Walter says, stressing that her clients “were looking for a modern look with a warm approach. We chose natural wood and stone for warmth through grain and texture.”
The finished kitchen centers on a five-by-14-foot island big enough to accommodate food prep, casual meals and homework simultaneously. A floating appliance wall separates the kitchen from the pantry; the two areas are unified by cabinetry in a combination of dark-stained, thermal-treated acacia wood and matte-white lacquer. Eye-catching Calacatta Borghini honed-marble slabs top the counters.
Walter and her clients selected another distinctively veined marble slab for the backsplash, which is a focal point in its location behind the cooktop. The backsplash frames a custom stainless-steel panel designed to house the large hood. The new kitchen seamlessly flows into the adjacent living area; Manoir Gray hardwood flooring in a chevron pattern adds interest throughout the space.
Kitchen Design: Julia Walter, Boffi Georgetown, Washington, DC. Interior Design & Contracting: Nilo Hoorazar, Luxen LLC, Falls Church, Virginia.
Cabinetry: boffigeorgetown.com. Appliances: gaggenau.com/us, mieleusa.com, bestrangehoods.com, subzero-wolf.com through abwappliances.com. Faucets: vola.com. Sinks: kallista.com through renaissancetileandbath.com. Flooring: xsurfaces.com.