Mark English Architects, AIA
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Fontana Interior modern-kitchen

Fontana Interior

photos: Matthew Millman

This 1100 SF space is a reinvention of an early 1960s unit in one of two semi-circular apartment towers near San Francisco’s Aquatic Park. The existing design ignored the sweeping views and featured the same humdrum features one might have found in a mid-range suburban development from 40 years ago. The clients who bought the unit wanted to transform the apartment into a pied a terre with the feel of a high-end hotel getaway: sleek, exciting, sexy. The apartment would serve as a theater, revealing the spectacular sights of the San Francisco Bay.

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July 26, 2013
tukats356 wrote:
What is the brand of Stovetop? Is it induction? Thanks!
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yes, miele.
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Thank you!
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July 18, 2012
dmedeiros wrote:
What is the make of the hood?
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June 23, 2012
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these are custom mdf cabinets, modern slab doors, european construction, glossy lacquer finish.
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January 23, 2012
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This is an etched glass with mirrored backing by Bendheim.
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Thanks for the information.
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July 5, 2011
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The backsplash is by Bendheim, and is a mirrored etched glass. The counter ids by IRG, "CHROMA" material, one of the greys.
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Becky Harris added this to Houzz Tour: Sleek San Francisco Getaway
After determining the clients' storage needs, English set out to transform the existing "chopped up and distracting" 1960s kitchen into "a sleek, simple-looking kitchen where everything is in its place." He accomplished this by approaching the cabinet design and arrangement as a chance to create "inhabited walls" as opposed to giving the cabinets the look of discreet design elements. Note how the glossy lacquer of the cabinets beyond the vent hood form one block that doesn't stand out. Also, the cabinets hide the kind of materials that can chop up a space, such as pipes and other structural elements.
Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to 'Pan Am' Inspires Flight Back to 1960s Design
Let's make our kitchens of a minimalist design. No carvings, no cherubs, no acanthus leaves. Just simple, straightforward and glossy surfaces.

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