Zebrawood Kitchen Brief


Architectural Designer: Michael Klement

Lead Architectural Designer: Steven Varnum

Lead Interior Designers: Kate Roos (homeowner with MFA) and Giraffe Design Build

Lead Carpenter: Will Balice

Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Completion Date: Spring 2011


Artistic collaboration between designers, local woodworkers and client, transformed this lovely 20th century home into a dynamic, modern, informal space that reflects the personality of the homeowner. Floor to ceiling windows bring brilliant light into the room, and frame the view of the garden. The kitchen’s warm and inviting colors contrast with the rest of the first floor palette of tranquil soft hued tones. The custom Zebra wood cabinets, frosted glass pantry doors, and parquet and soapstone counters all provide visual interest to combine form and function.