Kitchen Innovator Winners
Contemporary goes warm with these three outstanding kitchens.
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PhotoGRAPHs BY Michele Scotto of Sequined Asphault Studio
A waterfront kitchen opens up with pairings of bucolic charm and modern refinement
When designing this waterfront kitchen, Bruce Beinfield, Mark Goodwin and Colin Grotheer of Beinfield Architecture were challenged with satisfying a Greenwich couples’ varying tastes. The husband, a Canadian from the Northwest, has an affinity for handcrafted, rustic elements, while the wife, a native Californian, prefers the tailored and modern.
The home has a symmetrical layout, Goodwin explains, “so the central space on the water side was the best spot for the kitchen but also for the main living area.” To unify the space, the team used hemlock floors throughout the kitchen, dining and living areas and cabinetry that wraps around the room, transforming into bookcases or built-ins. The island is designed with minimal hardware and finished in a whitewash that allows the ash’s wood grain to show through.
Rough sawn beams and a hemlock plank ceiling create a warm contrast to the simple white millwork, resulting in a palette of whites, grays, woods and stainless steel. The result is comfort mixed with elegance, refinement with craft. “We live in a blend of stylistic elements on a daily basis,” Goodwin says.