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Clean + Simple

A streamlined, modern kitchen is the centerpiece of a new Garrett Park home

Empty-nesters building a custom home in Garrett Park, Maryland, envisioned minimalist, uncluttered rooms. With the kitchen occupying a central location in the layout, they tapped Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens to create a space that would reflect their needs as well as their aesthetic.

Working with Luke Olson of GTM Architects, designer Hedy Shashaani conjured a spare, contemporary kitchen with lots of storage. “The kitchen is open to the family room, so it was important that there be ways to stash clutter out of sight,” Shashaani relates.

A center island with an attached table is bordered on one side by a wall of cabinetry, double ovens and a cooktop with a hood hidden in a cabinet front. On another wall, a 60-inch paneled refrigerator is framed in shallow, easy-access, side-entry pantry cupboards with a TV above; to the left of the refrigerator wall, a built-in buffet is visible in the adjacent dining room.

The wife’s home office is conveniently tucked into a corner by the home’s side entrance; its low cabinets facing the breakfast table contain a beverage bar. Beside the office, a wall of closets takes the place of a mudroom while a spacious walk-in pantry behind the closets provides additional storage.

Shashaani kept the material palette minimal, with slab-front cabinets in a lightly glazed white finish offsetting dark, horizontal-grain engineered wood. The Caesarstone countertops and backsplash preserve the sophisticated yet simple look.

Kitchen Design: Hedy Shashaani, CKD, Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens, Rockville, Maryland. Architecture: Luke Olson, project manager, GTM Architects, Bethesda, Maryland. Contractor: PKK Builders, Garrett Park, Maryland. 


Countertops & Backsplash: caesarstoneus.com through abkausa.com. Appliances: subzero-wolf.com through abwappliances.com. Cabinetry: elmwoodkitchens.com through jackrosen.com. Hardware: pushpullhardware.com. Sink & Faucets: elkay.com, brizo.com through ackerandsonsinc.com.

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