Kitchen / Merit
Joeb Moore, AIA, intended this white-and-stainless steel kitchen to both please and surprise. “It's playing off traditional New England kitchens and reinventing them a little bit,” he says.
So he exaggerated the room's vertical proportions, stretching the cabinetry a few feet taller than usual. Layers of grooved glass in the cabinet fronts create a spectral effect; from some angles they reveal blurred outlines of the dishes behind them, and from others they turn opaque.
“It's sparkling,” said a judge. “The monochromatic color scheme softens its industrial look.”