San Mateo

Interior Design: Tiffiny Johnson, Peninsula Modern
Contractor: Noel O’Rourke, ARC Construction
Photography: Margot Hartford Photography

Kitchen & Bath Business
Studio Dearborn

2020 California Home + Design Kitchen & Bath Awards: Large Kitchen


Glide Munoz
Minor additions yields major improvements.

The centerpiece of this remodel is the Japanese-inspired mid-century modern kitchen which combines functionality with a rich material palette of teak cabinetry, stained oak floors, and an intense black-green running bond backsplash. An oversized, black-honed island, complete with waterfall edge, doubles as a kitchen table and creates a central gathering place for the family. Thoughtful detailing, such as the bronze recessed hardware, add a warm, tactile touch.

In order to meet the client’s desire of having a great room, we added an addition over the garage which took advantage of an unrealized East Bay view. Additionally, we added several other small additions, paving way for a separate master suite and study. The new builds follow a mid-century vibe and include a painted, tongue and groove cathedral ceiling. Adhering to a very tight budget, we further maximized space by installing an open, custom cabinet which allows views and light between the existing living room and great room while continuing the language of the kitchen into the rest of the house.