The maple ApplePly and black walnut cabinet is adjacent to a kitchen and provides a variety of functions: shoe storage, device charging and storage, kitchen overflow, dog walking accouterments storage, and display space. The kitchen was designed by engage:ARCHITECTURE and had been completed in 2011, and it was important that the annex connect well with the kitchen. The clean lines of the mitrered ApplePly boxes contrast well with the inset black walnut doors and drawers (and accent white laminate drawer front). Push-to-open hardware negates the need for visible pulls and adds to the simple, unified look of the annex. The layout of the upper cabinets and glass shelves extend the skylight element and take advantage of the natural light.
The steps are part of an entryway addition, designed by David Schmitz of engage:ARCHITECTURE. The upper step carries through into a bench seat with storage under the lid, and is a welcoming transition into the main living area of the home. One of the owners previously owned a furniture gallery in Seattle, and a set of candlesticks had stayed with her through the years and remained an important part of their home. The mirrored pyramid design of the candlesticks were the inspiration for the hooks; and, are functional when guests hang their coats, and are otherwise a decorative addition to David's vision and reflective of the clients aesthetic.