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Large Kitchen: First Place

EL Studio conceives a minimalist kitchen for entertaining

In the hands of EL Studio, a compartmentalized 1929 bungalow in Northwest DC’s Kent neighborhood became an open-plan abode designed with entertaining in mind. A bar area in the home’s center flows into a sleek kitchen at the back of the house; glass wall panels fold open to bring the outdoors in. Behind the bar, a pantry lit by clerestory windows keeps clutter at bay with abundant prep space and storage.

The kitchen is delineated by dark-stained HenryBuilt custom cabinetry that complements walls painted in Farrow & Ball’s Studio Green. A Paperstone counter tops an island where casual meals take place.

PROJECT TEAM
Kitchen Renovation: Elizabeth Emerson, AIA; Mark Lawrence, AIA, EL Studio. Contractor: Added Dimensions, Inc. Cabinetry Design & Fabrication: HenryBuilt.

GET THE LOOK—Cabinetry: henrybuilt.com. Countertops & Backsplash: paperstoneproducts.com. Appliances: mieleusa.com, subzero-wolf.com, agarangeusa.com. Appliance Source: adu.com. Sink: blanco.com. Faucet: kohler.com. Bar Stools: vipp.com.

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