Craftsman Kitchen

University City

The scale and configuration of this kitchen is fairly typical – and presented a project that could easily have been approached with some standard solutions. The distinctiveness here is twofold – the exquisite craftsmanship in the handling of materials, and the striking beauty of the boldly patterned and colored granite, balanced against lustrous, richly-toned wood, the mirror black electric stove, and the subtly nuanced palette of the tiling.

The precise craftsmanship in the construction and installation of these cabinets is shown in the details. The subdued tones in the handset tiling were selected to complement the wood tones as well as the multi-hued granite countertops. Like loose watercolor washes, the granite gives a constantly shifting interplay of color, texture, and pattern.