This kitchen was part of
a whole house renovation of a 1940’s post-war wood frame home in a
historic area of San Diego. The design concept was to create a Hollywood
bungalow feel while uniting the kitchen, dining and living areas without
destroying the integrity of the home’s architecture. The wall between
the kitchen and dining area was reconfigured, replicating the
distinctive arches initially designed into the home’s structure. The
enlarged opening expands the visual space while maintaining the
distinctive functional areas.
Dark umber stained alder cabinetry and white tiger granite with beveled
edges was used. A custom designed banquette, using the same dark umber
wood, maximizes the space to create a generous eating area. Large 20”
square through body porcelain tile, laid diagonally, offers an
interesting floor element without overwhelming the space. This kitchen
now blends updated amenities with the bungalow ambiance.