open shelving with sliding doors, for one), and we love that the family hired the designer who did the interior of a favorite restaurant. San Franciscans: Can you tell which one? It's the Universal Café in the Mission. The homeowners ate, saw, and decided that the look of the restaurant was exactly what they wanted in their new kitchen. So they hired Larissa Sand, the architectural designer who did Universal Café.
This is no budget renovation, for sure. But we also don't look at it as over-the-top luxurious. There are some very posh materials—marble countertops, walnut shelving—but the "cabinetry" is relatively minimal. No floor-to-ceiling custom built-ins here. The simple shelves are intermittently hidden behind sliding glass panels that look like mini garage doors. We also love the deep farmhouse sink and the way the room feels so open and uncluttered. • Read the article and see the full slideshow: Victorian Revival, at Dwell Related: Delancey Seattle: Molly and Brandon's Labor of Love (Images: Cesar Rubio/Dwell)