The original kitchen was tucked to the side of the home and isolated from the living areas. The smallest room in a generous ranch, the kitchen lacked light, storage and any opportunity to interact with guests. Moving the kitchen to the center of the home and as part of the living room created an elegant great room with abundant light, space for casual entertaining and lovely views of the back yard. By relocating the kitchen as well as the dining room, the updated floorplan could be manipulated to create a large walk-in pantry and separate wine bar with plenty of storage. The new kitchen incorporates a large island with honed white Carrera countertops that allows for ample workspace and casual seating for four. This transformed chef’s kitchen is perfect for entertaining and daily life.