Situated on a wide lot in an established Ontario neighbourhood, The Ravine House is a 30 year old 3800 sq. ft. home that underwent an extensive interior renovation. Purchased from her parents when they decided to downsize, the owners decided to update the outdated interiors and poor use of space within the existing estate to better suit their family’s modern aesthetic and lifestyle. The primary design goal was to transition the house into a contemporary design, and create a creative culinary environment for a hobby chef.
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The 260 sq. ft. custom kitchen, which allows for views of the large backyard, features rich walnut wood cabinetry that is contrasted by crisp white quartz countertops and a back-painted glass and stainless steel backsplash.
Taking influences from mid-century modern and Scandinavian design, warmth is achieved in the clean, simple space through the utilization of wood as the primary material.
The design of the kitchen is unique in that is has no upper cabinets, and features drawers all throughout the bottom cabinetry – a feature not typically found in residential kitchen designs.
The Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, which include a fridge, cook top, and a wall oven, were selected for both their performance capabilities, as well as their aesthetic appeal, which suited the contemporary design of the kitchen.