Cooper Pacific Kitchens, West Hollywood, CA
This historic English Tudor was tapped for a much-needed makeover, but challenges abounded with the kitchen. Meredith Gullion took on the task of turning five small, separate rooms original to the house – including a scullery, flower room and linen room – into a 555-sq.-ft. space that was much more open and welcoming, while staying true to the original architecture and history of the home.
Dark painted perimeter cabinetry, along with the matching butler’s pantry, anchors the space in a nod to the home’s English design. The light oak island and breakfast hutch, adorned with aged brass hardware from Armac Martin, continue the traditional materials but deliver a more modern aesthetic with the light washed hues of wood.
Beneath the windows, Winter Cloud honed marble provides a contrast with the dark-toned cabinets, and houses a Shaw’s Double Bowl Farmhouse sink and Annapolis faucet from Waterstone. A paneled dishwasher sits to the left to help with cleanup. Sub-Zero 36″ Column Refrigerator and Freezer complete the wall.
Along the back wall, a BlueStar 60″ range and custom hood take center stage. A Waterstone pot filler adds convenience, and white subway tile from Spec Ceramics throughout enhances the historic feel of the kitchen. Across from the refrigerator/freezer, a cooking wall includes a wall oven, drop-down microwave and warming drawer, all from Wolf.
Finished in a pale neutral painted finish, the island features a black honed soapstone countertop that grounds the space. Included in the island is a Kohler undermount single-bowl sink and Annapolis bar faucet.