This oceanfront penthouse on the island of Coronado, Calif., is optimized for entertaining and comfortable living while still taking full advantage of the breath-taking views. A chevron backsplash adds texture to the bright and airy kitchen, while comfortable barstools make for a casual dining spot.
This outdoor kitchen is party-ready and comes complete with stainless steel appliances, a sink and even a beer tap. The L-shaped concrete counter provides ample space for cooking, and a mobile island offers both seating and additional room for spreading out party supplies. A glass and wood structure shelters the space and creates a backsplash.
The large eat-in kitchen is efficiently laid out and balanced with cabinets on either end and plenty of storage options. The French doors are updated and the walls throughout are covered in dark-stained shiplap. Track lighting outlines the rectangular shape of the dining set up with built in bench seating.
The homeowners wanted a texture-rich space with a simple feel, so designers set out to achieve that goal by using cabinets that were a mix of wood and back painted glass. Black granite was added to the countertops, backsplash and range hood. This creates a sleek, streamlined design for the heart of this sophisticated home.
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