Perhaps you’ve seen the commercial for Kohler plumbing products where the client sits down with the architect and lays a faucet on his desk, declaring: “Design the house around this.”  Indeed, these clients are accomplished chefs and, among other things, asked us to design the kitchen with three critical elements: a cappuccino maker, a pile of cherry that had been sitting in the barn for 25 years, and a kitchen faucet. At the time they called us, they were considering an addition on the back of the house as they saw no way of making their narrow kitchen space work.  We were able to redesign their spaces without adding to the overall footprint of the home, while opening up underutilized dining space and providing a new main entry into the home. All cabinets are locally made and finished in tung oil. Black quartz countertop. Island features induction cooktop and convection wall oven. Pantry/window seat unit was designed to accommodate under seat kennels for the couple’s five dogs. Oh yes, and the faucet works.
Ploss-Wong Kitchen
Ploss-Wong Plans - before & after
kitchen before
kitchen after
view from dining to kitchen
dining before
dining after
new front entry
new entry
new entrance to living room
“Lappachino” counter & induction cooktop
new sink
wine cabinet detail
Dad’s cherry was used to create the cabinetry
Side view before
Side view with new porch