Residence Kitchen Design
At night, when the lights are turned on, the cabinets create a startling mural of light that surrounds the entire kitchen. All cabinet work was hand made by, Mario Philipona, who was a visiting student//intern from Holland, and a small crew of other interns. Bent and stressed fiberglass corrugated panels were used to create built-in countertop to ceiling lights and solid Pine wood hemispheres rotate as light switches with a touch of the hand. A specially designed "Eyeball" serving table was designed as part of the kitchen ensemble and stores under the suspended kitchen block wood countertop. The suspension structure allows for easy access and storage of this free-standing table under the countertop. The rear portion of the house opens onto a beautiful water canal. An extensive pink flagstone patio/deck contains an array of large, rounded boulders that nestle among a water slide, form a recyceled waterfall and partially border a sunken garden at the water's edge. A circular boat landing dock, also of pink flagstone, receives boats and swimmers from the canal. Multiple level changes create a dynamic and invigorating daytime environment. At night, the built-in undulating wall lights,water slide and waterfalls reflect upon the canal water creating an elegant and magical appearance. Specially designed chairs, buffet table, colored glass mural and ceiling wood grill and rice paper skylight complete the design of this marvelous building.
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