The entire house has a number of materials that play off one another. In the kitchen, an aluminum base kick, a stainless steel sink and Miele appliances interplay with the home's other metal elements, such as the aluminum used for the front gate and the home's stair rails. The wood-grain cabinets from Poggenpohl have a teak lava finish. The cabinets above the oven and stovetop are painted with a Titan Gray lacquer, while satin-etched glass (for a close-up see the next photo) conceals the hood vent. The Titan Gray lacquer was matched to the color of the steel beams visible throughout the house."Balancing materials with regard to texture, color and aesthetic was crucial to respecting the architecture," Katrina Hermann says. "The kitchen finishes were selected to highlight an interplay of levels and proportions inspired by the exposed ceiling and the beautiful corner window."Morph stools from Suite New York provide casual seating at the raven-colored Caesarstone countertop; the same material was used for the backsplash.