Crowning glory

This standout kitchen merges historic glamour with modern trends – from doorways hidden in the perimeter cabinetry to the gold rangehood 

Designed by Reisa Pollard, Beyond Beige

From the designer:

This beautiful new home is perched high up on Queen’s Street, Vancouver

The team agreed that the concept was to be a modern twist on classic luxury. 

The owner wanted to explore the idea of integrating historic glamour with new design trends. 

This new build was truly a union of expertise at the homeowner was also the general contractor. 

She encouraged the designers to challenge her team with more complicated products and installations to ensure the result was one of a kind. 

From the hidden doorways in the kitchen perimeter millwork to the custom designed gold hood fan, this kitchen became the home’s centrepiece. 

Adding to the layers of interest, the wood floor was intricately laid in a herringbone pattern and the marble floors in the secret mudroom and fry kitchen were laid in a diamond checkerboard pattern. 

The team had to be strategic in space planning as although the space was large, it had to incorporate both the mudroom and fully working fry kitchen. 

The owner also had a list of large appliances to go in the main kitchen. 

For inspiration, the owner had shown us images of hotel lobbies with lavish panelled walls and ceiling details. 

The designers brought the idea to life by using floor to ceiling dark blue cabinetry that hid all the appliances and island cabinetry with gold inlay. 

This allowed the glamorous gold hood fan to be the showstopper. 

Keeping the owners' love of hosting in mind, the team designed a kitchen with ample storage and large surfaces areas for prep and food platters. 

Understanding cultural preferences, the owners wanted to have a separate fry kitchen for all the main cooking. 

This kitchen was called 'the room where the magic happens'. 

The designers took it a step further by designing a secret door, making the bright white fry kitchen completely unexpected when the cabinet door is opened. 

Overall, the owner was beyond happy and can now comfortably host royalty!

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TIDA International Kitchen of the Year – Finalist

Designed by: Beyond Beige

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