This kitchen, with furniture designed by architect Spencer Fung, has its ups and downs for me. The shelving unit next to the door seems out of step with the space—and perhaps with the time, as well. However, I do like how the modern plasterwork meets the ancient architectural features like the timber lintel and masonry details. [In truth, I think it's the Gascogne jardin just outside the door that's calling my name this afternoon. Adieu!] chateau-marteret.fr
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.