peyton street, alexandria, virginia - 2009 winner: outstanding contemporary kitchen

Open, Airy and Arresting.

2009 Washington Spaces 
Winner - Outstanding:
Less than $75,000
Contemporary Kitchen

"Collaborating with architect Ziad Demian on a complete renovation of this Old Town Alexandria townhouse was an exciting and challenging experience. This classic row house is located in the middle of the block, resulting in a lack of natural light, space, and connection to the outdoors. The design concept focused on bringing in an abundance of natural light; creating a strong indoor/outdoor relationship; and making all of the rooms between 11’ and 15’ to create spacious, open, and airy environments. The kitchen and dining room were designed to become an integral part of a double-height spatial experience with a view of, and direct access to, the backyard. Finished in high gloss lacquer, the cabinetry catches light and shapes from the outside and reflects them back into the interior space. The full-height backsplash adds to the feeling of a space within a space. The unpretentious simplicity of this kitchen does not take away from its true function. With a powerful Miele hood over the island, Gaggenau oven, and ample countertop space in dark limestone any cook would feel right at home." --Vincent Sagart

Architect: Ziad Elisa Demian, Demian/Wilbur/Architects
General Contractor: MCN Build
Cabinetry: Varenna | sagartstudio
Interior Design: Poliform | sagartstudio