A classically elegant floor-to-ceiling hearth surrounding the cooking area provides a focal point between two expansive islands in this large kitchen. The soffit follows the outlined shapes of the islands. White linen cabinets with a chocolate glaze, along with cherry islands in a light mahogany stain and walnut glaze, create a comfortable approachability to the room. A commercial-grade cooktop is placed close to the spacious workstations, a sink, and a microwave incorporated into the islands. The granite island top balances the room's grand scale—conveyed by the chandelier, hearth, and ceiling height. The primary sink is positioned to allow a view of the courtyard and European fountain. Photo by Peter Rymwid Architectural Photography.
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