San Francisco, California

In addition to the color scheme for the street façade of this Victorian row house, a state of the art, no nonsense gourmet kitchen is designed at the rear of the house. Finish materials include red birch slat cabinets, industrial carpet, commercial lighting and appliances, and floating, backlit, open shelves.

When asked if the owners preferred open or closed cabinetry, and receiving the answer that it didn’t matter, we decided to give them both. The slats open the cabinets for ventilation and simultaneously provide screening of the contents.