2020 Excellence in Kitchen Design: New Construction Winner: Kenison Kitchen
Jay Lawrence Purcell, of J L Purcell Architects, AIA in Peterborough
This kitchen connects directly with the adjacent, open-plan dining and living spaces, while the kitchen’s classic, U-shaped arrangement provides plenty of working surface and additional seating. The walk-in pantry eliminates the need for most above-counter wall cabinets. A full-height, antique cabinet provides additional storage.
Judges said: This kitchen design is beautiful in its restraint. The placement of large, full-height windows on three sides of the principal working area connects the kitchen to the outside while offering views of the pond and hillside. The neutral, monochromatic palette and minimal wall cabinetry add to the ample natural light, creating an inviting and soothing space. Sight lines are created and socializing is encouraged because the kitchen is located at the center of the public spaces.