The clients' love of Julia Child inspired them to request open shelving in lieu of upper cabinets. The recessed cabinets on the left provide pantry space. Stephanie explains how this design fits in so well: "The deep pantry cabinets match the base kitchen cabinets, but the integrated or recessed installation is more fitting for the entry
—you don't feel like you're walking into the kitchen or pantry. It allows the wall, running from the entry to the lake-side deck, to read as one, as opposed to a series of segmented pieces."
"The low-VOC stain on the cabinets was selected to match an antique family heirloom." The lower cabinets were custom designed by ZED.