Kitchens: Small Sensation

Architect John Paul Dunn and Poggenpohl’s Rosemary Porto teamed up to design a family-friendly eat-in kitchen that welcomes light and laughter.


Photographs by Jamie Salomon

Cabinets: DX202 light oak décor with aluminum edge and AL888 anodized aluminum, both Poggenpohl.

Additional Cabinetry: Custom rift-sawn oak, Hawkes & Huberdeau Woodworking.

Counters: Verti-Crete E169T soft glow sheen, Brooks Custom.

Backsplash: Glacier Glass in Spring, Stone Source.

Pendant: Flos Fuscia, Chimera Lighting.

Range: 36-inch Wolf dual fuel, Poggenpohl.

Hood: 36-inch, F. A. Porsche–designed Best, Poggenpohl.

Speed Oven: Miele Master Chef, Poggenpohl.

Sink: Blanco Precision single bowl in stainless steel, Poggenpohl.

Faucet: KWC stainless steel with pullout hose, Poggenpohl.

Dishwasher: Fully integrated Miele La Perla, Poggenpohl.

Refrigerator: Integrated Sub-Zero with freezer drawers, Poggenpohl.

Chairs: Bellini, Design Within Reach.

Table: 54-inch Saarinen, architect’s own.

Washer/Dryer: Fully integrated stainless steel Asko, Poggenpohl.

Floors: Birch, Longleaf Lumber.

Smart Moves



13r1pg2.21 built-in chair  An empty corner becomes a favorite reading nook when fitted with a custom chair and slide-out ottoman, built by Hawkes & Huberdeau Woodworking.

2 tiny sink  The powder room may be petite, but a
correctly scaled basin makes it feel just right.

3 space saver  One solution to the age-old
dead-corner problem? Poggenpohl’s hinged shelving
system, which allows direct access to deep recesses.

4 slim pantry  Traditional cabinets tend to swallow
dry goods, but a pull-out pantry with the full depth of a
refrigerator keeps pasta and cereal within reach.

Brookline Village
Owner Profile  A professional couple and their two young children.
Setting  An 1885 Queen Anne–style home on a small lot.
Size  190 square feet (including the eating area).
Biggest Challenge  Create an eat-in kitchen, laundry room, and half-bath in a small space, all while maximizing storage.
Greatest Perks  Huge new windows and a sliding door that opens onto a deck.
Architect  John Paul Dunn Studios, Somerville.
Designer  Rosemary Porto, Poggenpohl, Boston.
Contractor  House to Home, Westwood.