Open Kitchen For Gathering By: Kate Brimer From: Matthew Coates November 25, 2014 Designer Matthew Coates achieves an open living concept with the kitchen at the heart of the design. Price and stock could change after publish date, and we may make money off these affiliate links. Learn more. 1 / 4 From: Matthew Coates Open yet Private Versatile Caesarstone quartz countertops are durable and require no maintenance. Outside, a masonry wall protects the open kitchen and living room from street view.