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Photo By: Erhard Pfeiffer
2009 NKBA Design Awards: Open Plan Kitchens - Honorable Mention, Best Sustainable Kitchen
Santa Monica, CA
Designer: Laurie Belinda Haefele
Co-Designer: Colin Dusenbery
Design Notes: This environmentally friendly design flows from the main kitchen to the outdoor terrace with built-in grill, creating an ideal gathering space. Tucking a cleanup sink around the corner, eliminating wall cabinets, and integrating appliances behind white high-gloss polyester panels or pocket doors helped preserve the harbor view. Green products included low-VOC paint and cabinets made from zero-emission plywood with a reconstituted wenge wood finish.
Products and Materials: Travertine flooring, CaesarStone Blizzard White quartz countertops, backsplashes and integral sink; Miele cooktop and double wall oven; Dornbracht faucet.