With their hacheted texture and imposing size, those wooden beams are the point around which most everything turns—design-wise—in this space. Smooth-troweled concrete cloaks the counters, and, beneath the factory-scaled chimney vent, forms a built-in grill. I am amused by the incongruous globe light fixture in this kitchen of contrasts.
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.