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Windows to the Walsh

When the owner of this 1990s-constructed home purchased it, she knew it had great bones, a fantastic lot and view of the golf course, plus room for her large family. Unfortunately, it was also outdated, and the small, angled kitchen kept her back to her family while she cooked. By transforming the rarely used breakfast room into a side kitchen, the designers gained valuable storage space with floating shelves—afront new windows that further enhance the view.

The kitchen’s new layout concept was a “wild” idea—a central range situated on the primary island with a custom floating hood facing the updated family room. A secondary island featuring a walnut top, powder-coated legs and a subjacent marble shelf serves as a prep surface. A taupe French range sits in the center of the main island, which showcases a creamy white marble countertop and a ceiling-mounted custom hood. The island comfortably seats eight and includes custom cutting boards that slide into each side of the island. The designers also created a new focal wall with a vast new window and a brass sink—both artfully placed between twin Sub-Zero fridge-and-freezer units opposite the range.

All the floors throughout were refinished to a soft, light oak color, imbuing the space with casual, welcoming energy. The adjacent family room has symmetrical doors to the living room and a new low-profile fireplace surround with handmade tiles. The entire space exudes a California Coastal vibe, furnished in warm, tactile fabrics, including two large custom ottomans made from antique Moroccan textiles underneath a burl wood console.


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