Well, if you suspect that I'm featuring this kitchen because there happens to be a cat figuring prominently in the room, you'd be at least half right. There are, as well, plenty of design lessons ripe for the learning. One is the compatibility between the traditional architecture and the contemporary appliances and cabinetry. Another detail I like: The elevated seating alcove. There's something reassuringly ritualistic about about stepping up into such a niche; it's simultaneously cozy and open.
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.