The Niemeyer’s Kitchen, Picardy Lane

This kitchen is all about pairing the unexpected. The owl collection, which could easily translate to cluttered kitsch, balances in an unusual but sophisticated way with the grand light fixtures and detailed box beam ceiling. The countertop varies between the perimeter, butler’s pantry and island, and includes both Super White Quartzite and Imperial Danby Honed Marble. The butler’s pantry has unique cabinet fronts featuring a metal grid instead of wood or glass. “It’s just a different look,” says Karr Bick's Jenny Rausch, noting it offers texture without showing as much of what’s inside as glass.