The shape of this floor plan is something more than an L but not quite a U. Functionally, the layout is more of a galley. And the space is notable for its lack of an island.
At 11 feet wide, the space was too narrow for the typical island, but what it lacks in breadth, the kitchen makes up for in its 20-foot length. This allows the long wall to pack in the cooktop, dishwasher, sink, and oven, while the slightly shorter wall accommodates separate refrigerator and freezer units, as well as a welcome stretch of prep space. A banquette eating area at one end makes efficient use of perimeter space and draws on light and views from the window.
Continued on page 13: Focal Point Fireplace