The principal of a well-known architecture firm had purchased a 2,100 sq.ft. 1970’s home for his family in the North Phoenix area. The home needed quite a bit of work but after months of researching, the client had first chosen the neighborhood for it’s spectacular location bordering the Phoenix Mountains Preserve with views of both Piestewa Peak and downtown Phoenix. Even though the house was built in the 70’s, a large draw for the home was it’s decidedly mid-century modern look.
The home was in disrepair and had undergone several renovations throughout the 70’s and 80’s. The house was essentially gutted and opened up by removing non-load bearing walls and revealing the ceiling structure. With the new plan the kitchen was now open to the dining room. Piralla was commissioned to design the new kitchen layout as well as consult on the general space planning of the home.
A theme of contrast was used in both the kitchen and the rest of the home. Combinations of light and dark create a unified look for the house and continue the sleek and updated version of the mid-century modern style. To keep the space open, upper cabinets were chosen with frosted glass fronts. The Atenea line, by NY Loft, in dark oak was chosen for the lower cabinets. These cabinets hide the integrated appliances including a refrigerator/freezer combination by Sub-zero. A stainless steel hood floats above the 12-foot-long multipurpose island, which is wrapped in a 3-inch thick Caesarstone quartz solid surface countertop. On the opposite counter a special feature was designed in the form of an integrated Caesarstone sink. This seamless, integrated sink was one of the first of its kind. Above the sink the backsplash is lined with matte-finish, lime-green tile imported from Italy. The overall outcome is a fresh, clean mid-century inspired design that is both extremely functional and attractive.
Refrigerator/Freezer by Sub-Zero
Hood by Futuro
Cooktop, Dishwasher, Oven by Owner