Editor’s Note: Haute Residence caught up with Susan Rocco of The Kitchenworks who gave us an inside look at their latest project.
Through careful design decisions and a guiding concept, this kitchen embodies a balance showing deference to the natural surroundings through contemporary elements.
This sun-drenched kitchen in a Fort Lauderdale beach residence is surrounded by picturesque views of the intracoastal waterway and enveloped by lush tropical landscaping. Because of these arresting vistas, we sought to design a kitchen that would reference the unique characteristics of the site. Furthermore, the home is the clients’ secondary residence and a stark contrast to their primary home in a colder, metropolitan setting. This informed the way we approached our design decisions, influenced our approach to design a kitchen as a reminder of place; strongly supporting the quality of its surroundings- the warmth, airy, crisp, sunny and relaxed mood and characteristics of beachside living. Selecting the proper finishes and crafting a clean, contemporary composition for the layout was essential to achieve our goals.