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Small Kitchen: Second Place

Fowlkes Studio instills form and function in a tiny jewel box

Untouched for 35 years, the diminutive kitchen in a Dupont Circle apartment was ripe for a redo. Architect VW Fowlkes took on the challenge, envisioning the kitchen as an elegant vestibule that would reflect the building’s pre-War origins. A wall of floor-to-ceiling oak panels hides the refrigerator, freezer and pantry. Reeded edging on the millwork reflects trim elsewhere in the home. Rather than installing upper cabinets on the flanking walls, Fowlkes clad them in London Grey Caesarstone to keep the tiny space as airy as possible. A laylight in the vaulted ceiling emits a soft glow.

Architecture + Kitchen Design: VW Fowlkes, AIA, LEED AP, Fowlkes Studio. Contractor: Jesryn General Construction LLC. Photography: Brandon Webster. 

GET THE LOOK—Cabinetry: ferriscabinetry.com. Laylight: adamsmorganstainedglass.com. Countertops & Backsplash: rbratti.com. Refrigeration: home.liebherr.com. Oven & Cooktop: fisherpaykel.com. Appliance Source: adu.com. Walls & Countertops: caesarstoneus.com. Sink: blanco.com. Sconces: astrolighting.com. 

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