Light Show: 2nd Place

A bold expansion creates a bright, airy space

Clients who are avid cooks and gardeners asked designer Jonas Carnemark to expand the dark and choppy kitchen in their 1960s ranch-style house. They wanted more space for entertaining and also envisioned a stronger connection to the outdoors. Carnemark’s finished plan features a large island with a built-in sink, dual-cylinder stainless-steel hoods and convection and steam ovens. Contemporary, gray-brown cabinets in simulated wood conceal the refrigerator, freezer and temperature-controlled wine coolers. A suspended LED light fixture adds targeted task lighting while oversized windows let in ample light and offer peerless views of the outdoors.

Design & Build: Jonas Carnemark, CARNEMARK design + build, Bethesda, Maryland. 

Details. . . Cabinetry: konstsiematic.com. Countertops: caesarstoneus.com. Hoods: siriuscappe.com/usa. Ovens & Stovetop: mieleusa.com. Faucet: hansgrohe-usa.com.