I Love Your Kitchen – BOWA McLean Renovation

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Excerpt:  From the street, this house in McLean looks like an ordinary one-story rambler. But inside are some surprises. Built into a steep hill overlooking the Potomac River, the home, which is actually four levels, offers good water views – especially from the downstairs kitchen. The owners, who entertain frequently, asked BOWA to create two kitchens: one for formal events and parties on the main level and one, shown here, for family dinners and informal gatherings with friends. Patricia Tetro, principal at BOWA, says the homeowners wanted the space to be contemporary but still functional and warm. Walnut cabinetry with a horizontal grain was used to create long, clean lines. A row of stainless steel cabinets and a stainless toe-kick along the bottom of the primary cooking island reinforce the design’s parallel lines. The homeowners chose white Caesarstone for the countertops and backsplash… The project’s architect, David Cooper of ACG Architects, says the kitchen’s success lies in its simplicity: “It’s classic and elegant.” For More Information: