Curve Appeal

Karpaty Cabinets, Source and Benecki Homes use symmetry, storage and natural light to create a sleek and stunning kitchen in this 2023 Kitchen of the Year winner

There’s something special about the endless possibilities that come with a new-build home. Case in point is the showstopping kitchen in this newly constructed Buckhead house brought to life by Linda MacArthur Architect, Benecki Homes, Source and Karpaty Cabinets.

When it came to the design, the team set out to craft a chic yet practical space tailor-made for the homeowners, a young family who loves homecooked meals just as much as they do a clean aesthetic. To keep clutter at bay, custom cabinetry by Karpaty Cabinets lines the walls, providing plenty of storage and cleverly concealing a hidden pantry. Pop-up outlets on the Calacatta Vagli marble countertops and hidden speakers in the ceiling further the seamless and connected effect.

Perhaps the star of the show: an impressive triple barrel tiled ceiling, which was implemented to complement the length of the room. Handmade Spanish ceramic tile on both the walls and ceiling ensconces the kitchen in a graceful sense of texture. “The handmade imperfections of the tile allow the light to glint and sparkle, adding a luxurious element to the space,” says Brittany Stafford of Source.

Natural light was also an important design feature to include. “Benecki [Homes] believes in implementing light into a room from more than one direction for shadow reduction and overall aesthetics,” says Cydney Mitchell of Source. Oval windows were included not only on the ceiling, but also above the doorways leading into the adjacent living room, allowing light from the kitchen to filter throughout the main floor.

“Source, Karpaty [Cabinets] and Benecki Homes have a long history of collaborating, and we thoroughly enjoy the artistic process—and the challenges that come with—of continually pushing the design boundaries,” says Stafford. “Each team not only brings an artistic vision with an emphasis on innovation, but also a strong commitment
to quality and execution.”

KITCHEN DESIGNERS Source and Natalia Makarova, Karpaty Cabinets BUILDER Benecki Homes ARCHITECT Linda MacArthur, Linda MacArthur Architect CONTRACTOR Jason Cole, Cole Construction RANGE/COOKTOP Wolf HARDWARE Architectural Accents PENDANT LIGHTS Visual Comfort & Co.

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