Some kitchens are all about the food; this one is focused on the social dimension of cooking. Breaking bread here is an expansive affair, with two tables aligned with an island that's designed for casual buffet service. My quibble: the apparently inadequate storage. The freestanding shelf unit seems a postscript, and spoils the room's chiseled lines. katehume.com
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.