Adjacent to the dining area is the most visually striking space in the home: the sleek, black kitchen. The cabinets are crafted out of concrete formwork, resulting in an unusual brushed sheen. In keeping with the theme, the designers poured a gray concrete countertop that folds to run up a wall and onto the ceiling. Overhead, installed piping allows the wall-mounted pendant lights to hang centered over the island. This was a clever cost-saving solution, as installing lights in the fire-rated ceiling would have stretched the already tight budget.