This client, a highly successful movie marketing executive, is the mother of 2 teenagers and a fantastic cook, but her 1940’s kitchen couldn’t keep up with her cooking and entertaining prowess. What started as a simple kitchen remodel was expanded to create a state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen and charming breakfast area, which both open into a cozy family room. Ceilings were vaulted, beams added, and built-ins were designed to accommodate her stylish lifestyle and bohemian tastes. We were also able to create the coolest laundry room ever, and added a custom built pergola to the expanded back patio to allow for even more entertaining opportunities. This work was done in collaboration with Carol Abbott. Construction by Matthew McBurney Construction. Photos by Wynn Ruji.