The Sausalito clients, a retired couple that enjoy cooking and entertaining, felt it was time to modernize their dated kitchen. Given their extended family (his, hers and lots of grandchildren), they were ready for something new; I was hired to redesign the space to be visually interesting but with an emphasis on practicality. The challenge was working within the existing footprint while dealing with structural constraints.
Keeping in mind the sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay, we began by opening the space to the view. In addition, some cabinets were removed to open the space to the dining room. The theme was set by a hand carved stone backsplash by Artistic Tile that reminded the clients of the waves of the bay. The custom cabinetry, fastidiously designed to meet all the clients’ wishes, was first bleached, then stained and finally glazed to create a fine furniture finish. A cream color Caesarstone was chosen for the counter tops and waterfall sides of the center island.
Hand crafted Rocky Mountain hardware was used throughout. A handsome hand-hammered chandelier by Gregorius Pineo hangs over the island for task light and is also a great visual element from the dining table.An additional high counter was constructed as the owner’s working desk/station. For seating, we chose a gazelle stool by Dan Johnson adding a modern edgy touch.
A year later, the couple called us to renovate the master bathroom. To more appropriately suit their needs, we began by creating a center island with his/hers sinks and a make-up table. In addition the space was redesigned to include a powder room and a walk-in closet. The clients insist that the bathroom is their favorite room in the house!