Lucy's Classic Yet Modern Kitchen in Washington D.C.

Small Cool Kitchens 2010 - Own Division

Who cooks here? Lucy and her husband (and their two yellow labs)
Location: Washington, D.C.
Owned or rented? Owned
Kitchen size: 110 square feet

What challenge have you overcome in your kitchen? When we moved in, the ceilings were lime green, the cabinets were pink pickled wood, our appliances were from the 80s, and it just didn't work for us. Now, we have incredibly energy efficient, effective appliances, gorgeous marble countertops and lots of useable storage space in a classic, yet contemporary package.

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What's the story of your kitchen?
We wanted to open the kitchen to the living room, so we worked with a contractor to custom design-build a modern shelving unit. It stores an amazing amount, and brings a modern, yet tasteful, feel to a 1900s home.

What is your favorite meal to cook here?
Steak and Guinness Pie - the marble tops are great for rolling dough and our professional range cooks so quickly!

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