Clarke's Annual Designer Appreciation Night (DAN) took place last night at the newest Sub-Zero & Wolf Showroom and Test Kitchen at 7 Tide in Boston Seaport, so it was no surprise that the food, entertainment and vibe was all about Boston.
The centerpiece of the event was the celebration of the architects and designers who entered Clarke's 2014-15 Kitchen Design Contest (71 entries to be exact.) Six spectacular kitchens were honored with recognition and awards. In addition, Specification Excellence Awards were given to showcase the three top specifiers of Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances in the New England Region.
Here's a brief overview of the 2014-15 Clarke Kitchen Design Winners, each of which will be profiled in depth over the coming weeks...
First Place Contemporary Kitchen
Richard Bertman, Ellen Perko and Emily Cotter at CBT Architects
This kitchen remodel was done in partnership with Rosemary Porto and Yaoying Huang of Poggenpohl and resulted in a spectacular space that links the interior of the home with the beautiful natural exterior, while maintaining a clean, ergonomic kitchen.
Second Place Contemporary Kitchen
Treffle LaFleche at LDa Architecture & Interiors
This kitchen remodel was an addition and expansion to the rear of a traditional-style home, and the design bridges the architectural language with a kitchen that is now the gathering place of the home. Once again Rosemary Porto of Poggenpohl collaborated to bring this kitchen to life.
First Place Traditional Kitchen
Jan Gleysteen - Jan Gleysteen Architects
The homeowners here wanted to bring a taste of their northern European heritage to their new home in Boston. While they preferred a clean, functional and modern design, they also gravitated towards the warmth of New England architecture. This kitchen blends all sensibilities beautifully.
Second Place Traditional Kitchen
Mark Haddad - Haddad Hakansson Design Studio
The team at Haddad Hakansson (Susan Cracraft, Louie Kerbici along with Mark Haddad) took a limited amount of space and transformed it into a light-filled room with smart storage that blended with the homeowner's antique pieces.
First Place Transitional Kitchen
Julie Lyons and Cameron Snyder, CKD - Roomscapes Luxury Design Center
The kitchen in this new dream home encompasses the entire first floor and the homeowners were keen on maximizing the magnificent water view right outside the window. Julie and Cam collaborated to create a gracious space that would be flexible for small family dinners and large-party entertaining.
Second Place Transitional Kitchen
Veronica Campbell - Deane Inc.
This project transformed a very choppy space on different floor levels into one gracious living area. With the help of Michal Gallin of Gallin Architects and Interior Decorator Renae Cohen of Renae Cohen Designs, the team created a sleek, inviting room combining rich wood tones, luxe textures and beauttiful appliances.
The distinguished panel of judges for the 2014-15 Clarke Kitchen Design Contest (awarded in Sept. 2016) were: David Andreozzi - Andreozzi Architects; David Hacin - Hacin + Associates; Laurie Grabowski - Fay's Fine Cabinetry; and Lindy Weaver - Lindy Weaver Design Associates.
The Clarke Designer Rewards Specification in Excellence Award Winners for 2105 are:
Cameron Snyder - Roomscapes Luxury Design Center
Jennifer Stuart - Metropolitan Cabinet & Countertops
Brett Gonsalves - Kitchens and Baths of Mattapoisett
Many of the homeowners whose kitchens are showcased in these awards took advantage of Clarke's signature Wolf Test Drives before selecting their appliances. For more information on any of these extraordinary designers or to visit New England's Official Sub-Zero & Wolf Showroom and Test Kitchen, click here.