Mark English Architects, AIA
Architects & Designers
MEA - San Mateo Residence contemporary-kitchen

MEA - San Mateo Residence

San Mateo Residence San Mateo, California Although this mid-century split-level home was well preserved, and sited in a great neighbor-hood, the main entertaining space didn't work at all. Our clients are a family of five with a large contingent of extended family members and friends. Their specific needs included more floor area, two dining areas, an in-kitchen desk, provision for multi-person cooking and interesting lighting solutions. Our solution was to add a simple rectangle to the back of the house to contain the new spaces. The barrel vault ceiling helps delineate and unify the new addition. High windows and french doors open to the beautiful backyard view, while carefully placed skylights and transom windows allow for specific light and views. Kitchen view towards nook

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drlilan added this to Condo Kitchen
December 11, 2014
curved island. Also the colors are good here with the deep wood cabinets and the black counters.
mvala added this to condo kitchens
November 11, 2014
Shape and trim
ingosomail added this to ingosomail's ideas
April 21, 2014
jannafritz added this to jannafritz's ideas
February 28, 2014
curved countertop for basement
azita99 added this to Kitchen Ideas
February 10, 2014
kathleenhines added this to Lot 31
February 3, 2014
kitchen lighting
Karen Heffernan added this to kitchen brainstorm for J & C
January 22, 2014
curved countertop
sksuggs added this to kitchen
January 18, 2014
curve on island
smeeske added this to smeeske's Ideas
January 9, 2014
curve island
kellianddan added this to kitchen, living etc
December 17, 2013
counter material
getupngo69 added this to Kitchen
October 23, 2013
slate island curved
zira1 added this to kitchen
September 5, 2013
nice eating nook and island
samir134 added this to Counter Tops
July 17, 2013
Curved Counter
hthomas9162 added this to backyard pool patio
July 9, 2013
the product used for the counter top
zeinabn added this to Kitchen Ideas
June 2, 2013
curved island
paulammoore added this to Family Room
April 4, 2013
Dianne shore added this to silvershdi’s ideas
April 1, 2013
like this layout
paulammoore added this to Living Room Ideas
March 28, 2013
camen added this to camen's ideas
March 24, 2013
Kelley Haag added this to kelley_haag's ideas
March 21, 2013
love the countertops and the rounded bar
cathy999938 added this to Kitchen Ideas
March 19, 2013
Edge on island
dewald3 added this to dewald3's Ideas
March 16, 2013
mynancys added this to mynancys's ideas
February 12, 2013
lite walls and ceiling...dark cupboards
kkelts added this to Chamberlain interior
February 3, 2013
Black with wood
daborrow added this to daborrow's Ideas
January 25, 2013
vblood added this to vblood's ideas
December 30, 2012
llr345 added this to llr345's ideas
November 24, 2012
window with open concept idea
zira1 added this to zira1's ideas
November 11, 2012
curved counter
designercol added this to designercol's ideas
November 10, 2012
exact window detail
dzmama added this to kitchen island multi-level seating, etc.
October 16, 2012
shelbyreba13 added this to shelbyreba13's ideas
October 8, 2012
Kitchen idea
olson01 added this to olson01's ideas
October 2, 2012
kygolfmom added this to kitchen
September 16, 2012
jacquiep added this to jacquiep's ideas
September 15, 2012
Ceilings, windows cabinets and shape of island
stagedright added this to igor
September 12, 2012
example of curved counter
stephidea added this to stephidea's ideas
September 3, 2012
susanogren added this to susanogren's Ideas
August 31, 2012
Like the cabines
nadny added this to Dream Kitchen
August 27, 2012
Opens in a beautifully circular arch onto the backyard
traveling_patty added this to pcrone1331's ideas
August 21, 2012
thickened subcounter. proportion looks good.
andymahoney added this to andymahoney's Favorites
July 22, 2012
Cabinets warm
brookeybee added this to brookeybee's ideas
July 19, 2012
emyers added this to Kitchen ideas
June 23, 2012
Curved island
Krista Harper added this to krista_harper's ideas
May 23, 2012
curved island, craftsman-style cupboards. Too dark?
cortesedgar added this to cortesedgar's Favorites
May 21, 2012
dsciacqua added this to dsciacqua's ideas
May 7, 2012
glass doors with small closed doors on top!!
dywanandaruna added this to Kitchen
May 7, 2012
Round island
momlady added this to momlady's ideas
April 17, 2012
kathisp added this to Lounge Remodel
April 16, 2012
like this wood
cmweiss added this to cmweiss's Favorites
April 13, 2012
Kitchen: wood & black
faridremtulla added this to faridremtulla's Favorites
April 12, 2012
Curvature look ceiling and island
rachelbicknell added this to rachelbicknell's Favorites
March 20, 2012
The curves, the juxtaposition of kitchen, dining area and outdoor space. I am in love with this kitchen.
wowza added this to wowza's ideas
March 12, 2012
curved countertop
birnfelds added this to R & B Kitchen ideas
March 9, 2012
Honed counter
Blooming Gardens Inc. added this to My Dream Kitchen
March 3, 2012
Maybe a neat layout for ours
cmarieholm added this to kitchen
February 25, 2012
love the countertops
kjordan51 added this to kjordan51's Favorites
February 20, 2012
Curved counter
jandchanton added this to Jamie's Kitchen Ideas 2012
February 20, 2012
rounded counter top
suegreenberg added this to suegreenberg's ideas
February 11, 2012
Curved island
ashley1219 added this to ashley1219's Favorites
February 5, 2012
Cabinets, kitchen set up
joyalter added this to joyalter's ideas
January 28, 2012
Like island colors and caninetry
jabkavanagh added this to jabkavanagh's Favorites
January 25, 2012
Like it.
bouladuff added this to bouladuff's ideas
January 24, 2012
Shape of island
toniascott added this to toniascott's ideas
December 13, 2011
Window and Layout
birnfelds added this to kitchen ideas
December 6, 2011
counter top for higher part of counter?
demsbigins added this to demsbigins's ideas
December 2, 2011
wire line lighting craftsman style
xodana079ox added this to xodana079ox's ideas
November 13, 2011
kkitney added this to Kitchen
November 12, 2011
Lighting track
sclewley added this to island
October 31, 2011
sclewley added this to ceiling kitchen great room
October 31, 2011
vaulted ceiling
sclewley added this to sclewley's ideas
October 31, 2011
vaulted ceiling/like, island/love
Terry Ekasala added this to terryekasala's ideas
October 15, 2011
island counter top
cbettr added this to cbettr's ideas
October 12, 2011
split counter height, arch window
wimpy added this to wimpy's Favorites
August 23, 2011
Curved counter
Karen Heffernan added this to kitchen ideas
August 22, 2011
like the curved island
amyestesturner added this to Kitchen
August 21, 2011
Barrel ceilong
georgiahel added this to georgiahel's ideas
August 2, 2011
Like curved breakfast counter
Maude Tardif added this to maudetardif's ideas
July 13, 2011
Gordon Carncross added this to gord's ideas
July 12, 2011
Shape of countertop
debrajdeinas added this to debrajdeinas's ideas
July 12, 2011
Love the curves and the countertop
tleach added this to tleach's ideas
June 26, 2011
cabinet - counter combination. Like that the outdoor fence in similar in color
jysim38 added this to jysim38's Favorites
June 25, 2011
dtorrico added this to dtorrico's ideas
June 5, 2011
i like this style
annaf added this to annaf's ideas
March 21, 2011
pamelaleah added this to pamelaleah's ideas
March 20, 2011
maybe a way to change a galley kitchen is to add sides that function with either a sink or ????? I also like the size and shape of the curved seating area.
hoffjt added this to hoffjt's ideas
March 10, 2011
breakfast bar
dduff added this to dduff's Favorites
March 1, 2011
dklarson24 added this to dklarson24's ideas
February 17, 2011
Kitchen with dark countertop
blbpetro added this to blbpetro's ideas
January 23, 2011
curved island
Marla Baird added this to new for Amber and Sarah
January 14, 2011
Love the barstools, esp if we could get them as chairs
sarahandclaykitchen added this to sarahandclaykitchen's ideas
January 13, 2011
island top
hsirota added this to hsirota's Favorites
January 10, 2011
Island shape Countertop
lauriesalexander added this to lauriesalexander's ideas
January 8, 2011
chip would like the curves interesting look of closed cubpoards above glassed ones
deborah7 added this to deborah7's ideas
January 2, 2011
Upper cabinets and wine cubbies
joansr added this to joansr's ideas
December 27, 2010
cabinet color
trudifree added this to trudifree's ideas
December 19, 2010
raised island - but fatter
recessiongirl added this to recessiongirl's ideas
November 18, 2010
Walden Homes added this to bruce test
November 17, 2010
The windows
dm_markides added this to dm_markides's ideas
November 14, 2010
Like the cabinets,but not so much the hardware
nbeck added this to nbeck's ideas
November 5, 2010
floor, color combination
padme added this to padme's ideas
October 21, 2010
black counter top is cool
jj1150 added this to jj1150's ideas
October 21, 2010
cabinets and countertops ~ windows too!!
jenner added this to jenner's ideas
October 20, 2010
island countertop
simlyn added this to simlyn's ideas
September 30, 2010
the shape of the island
ellarue added this to ellarue's Favorites
September 30, 2010
Kitchen island
wendyweber added this to wendyweber's ideas
September 28, 2010
vaulted ceiling
kmorgan added this to kmorgan's ideas
September 26, 2010
curved island
rdrijber added this to rdrijber's ideas
September 17, 2010
dooley added this to dooley's ideas
September 6, 2010
curved countertop
allisonformom added this to allisonformom's ideas
August 17, 2010
i like the stools, and the way wood and counter top work together
snowman added this to snowman's ideas
August 17, 2010
pindky added this to kitchen
August 10, 2010
ROUNDED ISLAND - Not sure i like this
nancehelmig added this to nancehelmig's ideas
July 19, 2010
kpupstate added this to kitchens
July 10, 2010
curved counter with what looks to be tile counter top, great stools
saverb added this to saverb's ideas
July 9, 2010
allie001 added this to kitchen
June 17, 2010
wood and counter color
constancemb added this to constancemb's ideas
May 30, 2010
michema5 added this to michema5's ideas
May 26, 2010
island shape
lorraineb10 added this to lorraineb10's ideas
May 11, 2010
nice look
shazza61 added this to shazza61's ideas
May 7, 2010
circular worktop
sjth added this to kitchen
May 6, 2010
barrel ceiling
laurie Burton added this to laurieb's ideas
March 16, 2010
jseeds5 added this to jseeds5's ideas
March 12, 2010
rachelru added this to kitchen
March 2, 2010
another curved island/ very nice
jh999x added this to jh999x's ideas
March 1, 2010
like the counter design
sam8 added this to sam8's ideas
February 28, 2010
curved island, seating
Danielle Manchion added this to daniamanchion's ideas
February 26, 2010
I love this open concept kitchen. Especially the lighting and the island
upser added this to upser's ideas
February 26, 2010
floor and cabinet color combo.
jamma4 added this to jamma4's ideas
February 24, 2010
curved island
kaourika added this to Kitchen
February 24, 2010
jo55 added this to jo55's ideas
February 18, 2010
I like the barrell vault ceiling
Jan Lavender added this to great kitchen ideas
January 24, 2010
great view-brings the outside in
brianhsj added this to brianhsj's kitchen ideas
January 11, 2010
Love the open concept to the outside
bartin added this to bartin's ideas
November 11, 2009
ceiling curve
ljbaud added this to ljbaud's ideas
November 8, 2009
shape of bar top for lower level
miclec added this to miclec's ideas
October 8, 2009
Kit Pollard added this to Counter Intelligence: Maximizing Kitchen Counter Space
September 6, 2009
I love curved counters - I think they're very cool and interesting. In this kitchen, I especially like how the curve of the counter echoes the curve of the window. Plus, look how much great prep space there is here - the curved island could be dedicated entirely to serving food and the chef would still have more than enough counter space for prep.
mnatesan added this to mnatesan's ideas
May 20, 2009
Kitchen - dining orientation idea
lstewartvt added this to Kitchen Ideas
March 28, 2009
A little modern, but look at coloring- darker cabinet with light floor.
janenora added this to kitchen favorites
March 11, 2009
what i like about thi space is the setup. I can see it fit right in to my kitchen.
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