The paint is Antique White from Kelly Moore. The cabinet hardware is from Top Knobs – Chateau Dark Bronze with an Antique Crackle porcelain.
Another light color was chosen for the walls; the client’s wife selected Somerset by Kelly Moore, a buttermilk shade of yellow. The light of the cabinetry and walls offsets the deep tones of the granite countertops and backsplash, keeping with other colors found throughout the home.
“They are a dark emerald green that appears to be black until light hits the surface. There is burgundy veining running throughout,” says Hermogeno. The subtle burgundy tones set off the warm composite cherry floor.
In addition to the Fisher & Paykel dishwashers, Hermogeno specified a 30" stainless steel Bertazzoni professional gas range and hood, which sit to the left of the pass-through. On the other side of the pass-through is a Thermador refrigerator, paired with a microwave by the same company.
The traffic flow through the space is, as Hermogeno describes, “S-shaped,” and at one end is a new picture window, which Hermogeno used to replace a small circular plate-glass window.
“Because the shape makes it hard to define a focal point, I think the window is the focal point for that end of the kitchen,” he notes. “There is a great view of San Francisco from that window.”
Below the window is a Blanco single-basin granite bar sink from the Blancodiamond series, topped with a faucet from Franke’s Triflow Corinthian series in Bronze with side-spray.
Other points-of-view in the kitchen were considered, as well. The lack of a kitchen eating space creates a separation between guests and the cook. “The pass-through allows the cook to stay connected to what’s happening in the dining room, and lets natural light flow in from that room’s bay windows,” Hermogeno concludes.