The range was moved from the corner so as to accommodate a 36" professional range and the island was extended to 5 ft for the prep sink and wine chiller. The microwave was installed in the island after the homeowner decided that they did not want a microwave in the corner (TV location), and the kitchen
a gas range, a wine refrigerator and food preparation surfaces a celebrity chef would envy.
“The upshot was that the existing plan mostly defeated these goals,” Mitchell observes.
Specifically, the entryway foyer was flanked by an L-shaped galley kitchen to the left and a family room—with fireplace
electric range. On the other hand, given limited surfaces, food preparation was pretty restricted anyway.
Walking forward from the foyer, there was a sitting room straight ahead with the dining room tucked in the rear back corner. There was a pretty backyard, but—due to undersized rear windows—it was