Open Staircase Serves as Partition

This interesting space has many unusual architectural features: a completely open staircase design, a fireplace built into the kitchen island and a massive wooden overhead that covers the entire kitchen and is designed to hide all electric communications and duct work. The staircase also separates kitchen and dining areas, and with a modern seating placed by its side and in front of a fireplace, the kitchen gets its own cozy enclave. See more of this insanely cool house by SAOTA and Three 14 Architects.
Photo credit: Adam Letch

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