Kitchen, Colorful Cabinet, White Cabinet, Cooktops, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Wall Oven, Pendant Lighting, and Recessed Lighting Though the kitchen fits in with its period surroundings, a few tweaks keep it current. “It’s functional in a way that doesn’t feel like the kitchen is in the living room,” says architect Rick Black. He explains, “One of the goals was to make the islands more like furniture than like heavy objects that go all the way to the floor.”  Photo 1 of 11 in A Renovated Midcentury Gem in Austin