Home’s axis hinges on kitchen

Design called for the kitchen to terminate the home’s main axis from the living room through the dining room and into the kitchen. The kitchen is opened up to encourage this view, with the backsplash becoming a figural stone wall that passes through the glass cabinetry at either side. Custom stainless steel shelving fits around the Thermador exhaust hood and reinforces the artistic nature of the room. The kitchen features a wall of custom designed and fabricated millwork located perpendicular to the stone feature wall. The wall also hides access to a large (15'-0" x 7'-0") pantry for all the necessary kitchen needs. The island further reinforces the view axis by being directly related to a ceiling feature in which the same walnut as the cabinetry returns as beams with stainless steel bands inserted in them to relate back to the equipment. These beams are holding the pendant fixtures over the island, which is made from quartzite stone and a glass bar top. The glass bar top is held above the stone by custom designed and fabricated stainless steel arms.

Project Location: Miami Florida

Contractor: ODP Architects

Location: Hollywood, Fla.