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March 2019

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MARCH 2019 RETAILOBSERVER.COM 35 From the Flames After a fire and resulting water damage nearly destroyed this 1928 Mediterranean villa-style home, architects David Heide and Mark Nelson worked to bring it back to life. The renovation provided an opportunity to change the layout of the outdated kitchen, which was small and closed off. The architects combined the space with the neighboring family room, which was housed in a former attached garage, raising the floor so that the new space is all on one level. They also flipped the location of the kitchen and living space, improving the kitchen's air circulation and connection to the backyard. The new kitchen and living areas feature design continuity, driven by the character of the original home, from the mahogany and iron finishes to the beams and decorative tile. —A.H. Splash of Blue Designer Negar Reihani faced a significant challenge in this awkwardly shaped condo kitchen: None of the plumbing or electrical could be relocated. Working within the existing footprint, Reihani closed off an entrance to the master bedroom to make room for a wall oven, additional cabinetry, and an extended island. White cabinets, black countertops, and gray wood flooring provide a neutral backdrop for the space's ample windows, which look out over mountains and the ocean. A wall of swirling blue wallpaper, behind glass, echoes those views of nature. —A.H. SECOND PLACE / MEDIUM KITCHEN THIRD PLACE / MEDIUM KITCHEN Negar Reihani Space Harmony, Vancouver, British Columbia Photography: Colin Perry of Avenue 23 Media David Heide, AIA, and Mark Nelson, AIA David Heide Design Studio, Minneapolis, MN Photography: Susan Gilmore, Susan Gilmore Photography

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