The working part of this kitchen is an efficient two-wall galley, with the refrigerator, cooktop, and wall ovens set opposite the sink. But the sink wall "floats" islandlike in the middle of the room, attached to a cozy banquette that resembles a restaurant booth and is positioned to take in garden views. It offers a wealth of storage on each end, including a place for the microwave.
A wide traffic zone follows the perfectly square perimeter of the 16x16 kitchen, which opens to the dining room at one end.
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