Not Normal

Even though my personal tastes are more forward than this kitchen would suggest, I find several aspects of its design genuinely delightful. The oval opening in the wall, of course, is happily off-center, even as it plays a practical role in channeling light and views from the adjacent room. I like the spaciousness of the extra-wide aisle between the sink and the parallel wall of cabinets; it adds an unexpected push to the floor plan of the kitchen. Finally, the potential for monkeying with the counterweights of the pendant lights—deliberately misaligning them—would be too fun a temptation to resist.