Boyse Residence

Regional Award Winner KDC 2013-14

Much as we believe in the importance of appliances, when it comes to kitchen renovation, it's all about the floor plan.

This older home had gotten tired and outdated. While there was plenty of square footage to work with, it was filled with a multitude of rooms, with little flow between them. The homeowners wanted a plan that was open, inviting, revitalizing. But within the existing footprint, with no additions that would disrupt the exterior architectural integrity of the home.

In her first visit to the home, designer Jennifer Diehl saw plenty of opportunities for a transformation. In particular, the existing dining room had a windowed, light-filled alcove that would be the perfect starting point for a new kitchen. The clever design of the cabinetry on this wall is just one of the things that makes this kitchen such a breath of fresh air. There is a wonderful symmetry between the range wall, the central island, the coffee bar area and the built-in refrigerator wall. The KDC judges gave a nod to another unique feature: "The working pantry and how it connects to the kitchen is genius." A recessed ceiling adds to the light, airy feel of the space.

No fewer than ten appliances are beautifully integrated into the design, including the Wolf 36" gas cooktop, double wall ovens (in the pantry) and coffee machine, as well as Sub-Zero 30" refrigerator and freezer columns integrated into the clean white cabinetry.

Truly, this is a kitchen that has everything a modern homeowner is looking for. While it is the centerpiece of the renovation, Jennifer has transformed the rest of the house as well, even creating a unique office space off the kitchen whose unique entry is through reclaimed wooden barn doors.

This Great Lakes beauty is a classic example of how an imaginative floor plan and detailing can bring wonderful new life to even the most tired home, and create excitement among homeowners and KDC judges alike.

In This Kitchen

  • 30" E Series Transitional Built-In Single Oven

    SO30TE/S/TH

    $4,380

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  • 24" Freezer Drawers with Ice Maker - Panel Ready

    ID-24FI

    $4,135

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  • 30" Refrigerator and Freezer Drawers with Ice Maker - Panel Ready

    ID-30CI

    $4,560

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  • 24" Integrated Column Refrigerator - Panel Ready

    IC-24R

    $6,805

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  • 24" Transitional Drawer Microwave

    MD24TE/S

    $1,900

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Kitchen Design Contest 2010-2012

U.S. & Canada Regional Winners are recognized for the best use of Sub-Zero and Wolf in the kitchen.

Prizes include:

  • A trip for two, for each regional winner, to the KDC conference and awards gala in Madison, WI.
  • National PR and online program for regional winners.
  • Customized publicity and marketing kit for each regional winner.

International Regional Winners are recognized for the best use of Sub-Zero and Wolf in the kitchen.

Prizes include:

  • A trip for two, for each regional winner, to the KDC conference and awards gala in Madison, WI.
  • National PR and online program for regional winners.
  • Customized publicity and marketing kit for each regional winner.