Thursday, July 30, 2009

Delicious Kitchen

Is it possible to be so in love with a kitchen that your heart skips a beat? That's what happened to me when I saw this Marmol Radziner home on HGTV's Top 10 Kitchens. Ron Radziner, from the LA-based firm built this 4100 square foot home in Venice CA and the kitchen is absolutely flawless!

The sunken kitchen and dining area create a room within a room effect. It has the intimacy that is so essential in a space, while also creating a connection with the other living areas in the home, such as the adjoining office (shown below).

The dining nook is upholstered in a durable outdoor fabric, so although the first thought when seeing white upholstery in a dining space is 'Yikes!' these homeowners needn't stress.

There are no upper cabinets and the walnut ceiling visually compresses the space, focusing the eye outdoors and creating seamless indoor/outdoor living. Check out that view above the sink and how your eye is drawn out across the pool. It's so dramatic and instantly enlarges the interior space by visually including the exterior. Washing dishes would no longer be a dull task if I had this view!

Here's a view of the exterior of the home, looking across the pool back into the kitchen and below is one last glimpse of this stunning Marmol Radziner kitchen. Delicious!

Do you dream of a kitchen remodel for your home? What features from this kitchen would you include? What do you think the most important element is in a well-designed kitchen? Let me know your thoughts and check out HGTV's other top kitchens for more inspiration.

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