Leuty Avenue kitchen

IKEA cabinets hide behind white oak cladding, finished with tung oil. The initial brief called for replacing the existing cabinets and finishes in the kitchen. My design took it further: a small bedroom and a pantry were removed to open access to the backyard and bring in more natural light. Pim Schryer acted as general contractor; design, cabinet installation and woodwork by Michael Stanca.

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A photo of a long, somewhat narrow kitchen, with wood cabinets on both sides and underneath the counter.

Finished kitchen, looking West.

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A view into the long and narrow kitchen, during construction. Exposed wall and roof structures are visible.

During construction, looking West

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A view down the long and narrow kitchen, with many of the drawers under the counter open.

Drawers are extensively employed, adding to the comfort and efficient use of space.

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A view into the kitchen during construction. Exposed wall and roof structures are visible.

View toward the entrance during construction.

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A view into the kitchen on completion, with wood cabinets along one wall and under the counter along the other.

View toward the entrance as completed.

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A view into the long and narrow kitchen, focusing on the counter containing the sink and cabinets underneath.

Looking left, the preparation front.

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A close view of the cabinets under the counter.

A close look at the counter cabinets.

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A close view of the cabinets under the counter, showing the wood grain and wandering horizontal groove.

Cabinet detail. A groove follows the figure in the quarter sawn white oak front.

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