The former kitchen lacked organization, was inefficient and was disjointed from the adjacent living spaces. The client desired a solution that focused on efficiency, related to the adjacent living spaces and encouraged social interaction. The resulting design eliminated a redundant hallway that separated the kitchen from the dining room, thus opening unobstructed views from the kitchen through the dining room and to the outdoors. Anchored by a large granite-clad island with a live-edge wooden seating area, the kitchen was designed around four distinct functional criteria: the work/prep area, storage, serving and entertainment. The work/prep area is efficient and functional, linking the sink, cooking appliances, refrigerator and island within a distinct zone. Storage is achieved through a floor-to-ceiling pantry unit housing the refrigerator and double-ovens. Additionally, ample storage is found throughout the kitchen in large, efficient drawer base cabinetry. The serving area is located adjacent to the sink and is supported by upper cabinetry for easy access to dinnerware and base cabinetry for flatware and serving utensils. A large wet bar anchors the entertainment area and features glass upper cabinetry, a beverage refrigerator, an in-wall coffee maker and linear bar sink. Finishes are timeless and feature white-painted custom cabinetry, granite and quartz countertops, Carrera marble, stainless steel and dimensional tile behind the cooktop.