Modern Kitchen: Brady Road House Sneak Peak
We think it’s time to share another project that we’re very excited about, The Brady Road House. We’re working along side the architect/client, Miguel Martinez on his private residence. Miguel approached us because he knew of our love for Modern design, as he saw with our involvement and creation of FiCoMo, and because he knew we would be an asset on the completion of his design and management of the construction. This will be Miguel’s second modern home. Miguel sold his first modern home, which he designed and oversaw the construction, shortly after moving in. The previous home, along with its new residents, was featured in Jacksonville Magazine in early 2007.
On this first installment we wanted to introduce the home’s kitchen. The first level is very open, with the entry flanking the stair’s leading up to the loft and master suite. The kitchen acts as the main gathering space for the home, with the island being the centerpiece. The kitchen, as well as the rest of the house, has been designed with a tight budget in place, with money being saved in certain areas, to provide more bang for the buck more important locations. For instance, all of the cabinetry for the kitchen is Ikea’s Akurum series, Nexus brown-black doors, with simple black laminate for the rear countertop. This allows for the purchase of White Diamond ECO by Consentino, which is made of 75% recycled content, for use on the island’s countertop and sides, again with Ikea cabinetry below.
Grey subway tiles in a stacked bond provide a clean, simple backsplash, surrounding white wall cabinets with frosted glass and aluminum doors and range hood. A storefront window placed underneath the wall cabinets and above the counter top provides a glimpse of the landscaped side yard. The kitchen is finished off with simple stainless steel appliances and three large sculptural pendants in the field of cost effective wood flooring in the coffered ceiling.
We’ll have more on the Brady Road House in the upcoming weeks.