The owner of this Somerville penthouse condo wanted to improve their home, giving it more function and an industrial style kitchen that matched the rest of the space. The Divine team went to work creating an open space that suited the owners’ taste, while making the most of the home’s ample light and industrial appeal.
One of the most interesting aspects of the kitchen was its roof deck access, provided by a large glass-panel, garage-style door. The private roof deck is a treat for guests, and the door lets the sunshine flood into the space. To amplify this effect, The Divine team implemented industrial chic from the ground up, carrying the polished concrete floor from the main kitchen section all the way across the new kitchen space. The glassy finish on concrete creates a dramatic stage for the rest of the design, and makes every ounce of natural light work double-time. Polished concrete floors make a great option for high-traffic spaces and kitchens because they are hard-wearing and easy to maintain.
The drama of the polished concrete floors continues up through the cabinetry throughout the space. It starts with Leicht cabinets in grey to complement the floors and anchor the color scheme. Then, upper cabinets and engineered stone countertops in glossy white bring the drama all the way up to the rafters. The cabinet selections are perfect for an industrial style kitchen; they create a clean, open presentation perfect for entertaining both inside and out.
The soaring visuals of the space draw the gaze skyward, making the design choices above the cabinets just as important as those closer to floor level. To capture the essence of industrial style, the kitchen design left the ductwork and rafter system open, balancing out the bold ironwork with a wood beam ceiling. The use of natural wood accents throughout the space warms and balances the cool color palette. To allow the beams and ducts to take center stage, the team opted for a simple white subway tile backsplash throughout the kitchen.
A breathtaking kitchen deserves to be used to the fullest, so the design outfitted the space with everything needed for high-end cooking, serving, and entertainment. Starting with Thermador appliances for high performance, the Divine team gave the couple every necessity to entertain and enjoy their new space with ease. To complement the large range and oven, a stainless high-performance vent hood was installed.
While additions like the speed oven and coffee station were welcomed additions for the owners and their guests, another appliance stole the show. The previous layout had not allowed for a dishwasher, so the redesign made sure to include this very welcomed necessity.
"Mariette, we just wanted to let you know how pleased we are with our new kitchen. You were so helpful in the design of our kitchen layout, and you were very good in keeping us up to date on the timing of our cabinet installation. Your installation crew is first-rate and did a terrific job despite some particular challenges in our kitchen setup. In addition, we were very pleased with your follow-up to ensure we were satisfied with everything."
- M.D. Newton, MA