These five minimalist kitchens strike a harmonious balance between form and function, writes Luxury Defined, the online magazine of Christie’s International Real Estate, in an article worth reading and continues that the kitchen is the hearth and heart of every home.
Luxury Defined writes: “Our ancestors brought fire into the cave, and eventually built a house around that hearth. And then came The House that changed everything: Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1934 Willey House, organic architecture made manifest and the template for his Usonia to come.
Wright renamed the Wiley kitchen “workspace,” and linked it to the living room with a Dutch door and plate glass wall, defying conventions that kept the kitchen far from social spaces. Wright sought harmonious balance between form and function.
Enter today’s minimalist kitchen, where simplicity reigns: Clean lines, smart appliances, sleek finishes, and integrated panels to hide the sins of clutter (pots and pans, noisy appliances, fridge magnets, and that infamous crooked kitchen drawer).
Each element is curated for the aspirational cook or the consummate chef. And whether it’s a kitchen in a pied-à-terre or a palace, no matter: Efficiency must go hand in hand with artistry.”
And these are the five exemplary kitchens described in detail by Luxury Defined: