Designing A Transformational Downtown Kitchen Oasis

Overview:

A busy Department Chairman at a leading Chicago hospital yearned for a space that would comfort during the week and entertain with style on the weekends.

Challenge:

The client, a successful surgeon, found a spectacular, three-story condo along the river in the River North area of Chicago that would serve as the backdrop for a hectic life and a passion for entertaining. At the time he purchased this raw space the client was single and favored contemporary aesthetics and masculine themes. Good fortune smiled upon the doctor, finding his soulmate and professional equal during the project. For designer Lori Chazan the challenge was to help create spaces that were true to the client's original vision while offering a lifestyle that both doctors could embrace.

Solution:

Lori Chazan worked with the client to create a kitchen that would satisfy a serious cook while providing the perfect place to entertain a few close friends or a houseful of colleagues and guests. She chose cabinetry for the kitchen that featured beautifully textured woods in rich tones that brought warmth to a space that featured a massive 60-inch Wolf Range and a 25,000 BTU wok burner by Thermador. In the library, Lori worked with the homeowner's architect to create harmony between the seating area and bar.


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