traditional japanese farmhouse, same organizing principle. connected to the earth. you enter at the kitchen, and then there's a raised platform and cooking fire is there. combo of where food comes in from garden, mudroom, cooking fires, remote backup where's there water in the house.  Photo 5 of 10 in Creatives of the Bay Area Series: Evan Shively and Madeleine Fitzpatrick

Creatives of the Bay Area Series: Evan Shively and Madeleine Fitzpatrick5 of 10

The kitchen is organized in a similar way to a traditional Japanese farmhouse: "hearth and earth in the center, and then the wings become progressively more refined and private," explains Shively.

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