|Imagine your standard U-shaped
kitchen with it's five-foot window, cooktop on the island, and refrigerator
by the door to the dining room. Guests could not enjoy the water view because
there was a wall section between the sink window and the sliding door that
blocked their line of sight! Landon immediately suggested opening up the
"view pathway" and this led to the triangular bumpout. Not how he reflected
this in the angles of the kitchen (which, in turn, relate well to the vaulted
ceilings of the adjacent rooms in this Ralph Anderson home.
The water view evoked the rippling effect
in the base cabinets. The long arc of the custom hood echoes this line.
By notching a cabinet door, the hood arc could be lengthened and softened.
On the left side of the hood a lift-up flap stores wraps and foils.
The Lacanche range simplified the amount
of cooking equipment needed. In addition, by bringing the ovens into the
main kitchen as part of a feature element, there was now room to move the
refrigerator to the wall facing the U and to have a large pantry cabinet