Merit Award: Lakeside Lovely

By creating "zones" and using varied finishes to define spaces, the designers dramatically changed the look and flow of this L-shaped kitchen.

Merit Award: Lakeside Lovely

The homeowners, who keep kosher and host many family gatherings, wanted a space that would accommodate different culinary techniques and top-of-the-line applicances yet also allow for togetherness and comfortable interaction.

Merit Award: Lakeside Lovely

Tall wall units along the kitchen's support wall provide additional storage space as well as room for wall ovens, an appliace garage, refrigerator and more.

Merit Award: Lakeside Lovely

At left, two multifunctional islands offer prep space, a wash sink, and room for storage. On the right is a casual buffet area that can also be used for prep.

Merit Award: Lakeside Lovely

This area was originally the family room. The wall separating it from the kitchen was removed, transforming it into a casual dining space with room for a small office as well as a grand piano.

Merit Award: Lakeside Lovely

The casual dining and office area.

Merit Award: Lakeside Lovely

The formal dining room. Uniform flooring unites all the spaces, creating one contiguous living space.

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