Simple & Sophisticated
Ebcon Corporation, Redwood City, CA
Inspired by the elements of Nordic Minimalism and the clients’ wishes, Manali Shah chose neutral, earthy tones in a matte finish to achieve the desired clean, contemporary and timeless look for this condo kitchen. An engaging social space with an open floor plan was
a must, along with natural light, adequate storage and new appliances.
Removal of a wall between the kitchen and living room allowed for more natural light; it was replaced with a large island. A PSL beam was installed for structural integrity and became a bold architectural feature wrapped with premium-grade rift oak veneer.
Being environmentally conscious was important to the homeowners and this influenced a number of the decisions made. An unused sink faucet from another project was paired with an Elkay Crosstown 28″ sink, while the backsplash tile – Wedge from Ann Sacks – was an overage from a different job. Electric appliances include a Bosch induction cooktop will Bosch wall oven below, plus paneled Bosch dishwasher and refrigerator/freezer, as well as a Faber Stratus Isola hood.
Rift cut oak cabinets from CalDoor are showcased in Repose Gray and Chantilly Lace, with GreenGuard-certified aggregate quartz countertops from Caesarstone in Nougat. Nouveau series decorative hardware is from Top Knobs.
High-efficiency LED recessed lights, along with LED strip lighting at the sink and backsplash – downlighting for counter tasks and uplighting on the shelves along the tile – add function and drama.