A loft staircase hovers above the kitchen at architect Jack Hawkins' personal residence, maximizing every inch of its 1,000-square-foot footprint.
A lengthy steel bar, a recurring motif in Hawkins' work that can be seen in his Reno kitchen remodel, is the centerpiece of the communal area in this Washoe Valley, Nevada, home.
At this forest sanctuary, which Hawkins designed for a couple with autistic triplets, Norman Cherner barstools from Design Within Reach line the island in the kitchen. The faucets are from Dornbracht; the countertops are Caesarstone. Hawkins integrated a steel-clad casual eating nook, at left.
The island at this Virginia City, Nevada, home comes in the form of a compact cube, flanked by a dramatic metal staircase.
Chip and Susie Hobson called on Hawkins to transform their barely functioning kitchen and dining area into an indoor/outdoor space. The architect removed walls and swapped outdated storage for floor-to-ceiling African mahogany cabinetry. Of the Caesarstone counter, which extends to a built-in steel dining table with a detachable leaf, he says, “The total length is just over 16 feet, which gives it a really beautiful, sleek proportion.”
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