along California’s illustrious Gold Coast, in the single most expensive home ever sold in San Francisco, lies this gorgeously crafted kitchen design by Handel Architects’ Director of Interiors, Richard Felix-Ashman. A combination of chic contemporary design balanced with rustic touches… the designer sums up the space as a true “celebration of craft.”
the focal wall, precision cabinetry by Bulthaup boasts a fumed oak finish, which transitions to anodized aluminum along the side wall. To lighten the mass of the upper cabinets, Felix-Ashman surrounded them, on all sides, in a light Arabescato Oro stone. Fixtures and fittings provided an opportunity for unexpected contrasts, with a stainless steel skin bringing an air of modernity to a classic Lacanche range and a jewelry-like rose gold finish imbuing a pair of sleek Dornbracht faucets with a sense of warmth.
the main kitchen, a hand-built, blackened steel wine room continues this exercise in contrast – showcasing an impressively aged wine collection in a precision built showcase of earthy wood paneling, sleek glass, and industrial metal. If you’ve ever wondered what lies beyond the facade of San Francisco’s most coveted home… we’re happy to share that this is the very handsome answer. Bravo, Richard Felix-Ashman!
Photography by David Livingston