A narrow lot in Vancouver€”only 33 feet wide€”meant this kitchen had to lean in to the long, linear space. €œThis home is about openness and movement, drawing long lines to create a sense of spaciousness,€ says Patrick Warren, senior associate with architecture firm Frits de Vries Architects and Associates.

The kitchen€”from Italian kitchen company Scavolini, supplied by Siema Kitchen and Bath in Vancouver€”is 26 feet long (including a 17-foot-long island) and accommodates all of the homeowners€™ functional requirements, including serving space and bar seating for entertaining. €œSince the kitchen is exposed to the main living spaces, it€™s designed to belong to the architecture rather than having the quality of furniture,€ says Warren.

This minimalist approach eliminates the decorative (no distracting light fixtures or hardware) and hides clutter. Lower cabinets in light wood elongate and emphasize the horizontality, while upper panels in matte white lacquer are lit from above with cove lighting and integrated with the architecture. 

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