Kitchens: Storage-Savvy

Architects George Warner and Lisa Cunningham built in plenty of counter and book space for a Brookline couple that loves to cook and read—sometimes at the same time.

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Photographs by Jamie Salomon

Cabinets: Uppers: maple. Lowers: custom wood painted with Benjamin Moore “OC-50 November Rain.” Both M. F. Reynolds.

Cabinet Hardware: Raybern Builder’s Specialty Hardware, Charlestown.

Countertops: Cardozo granite, Louis W. Mian, and oil-rubbed maple, M. F. Reynolds.

Backsplash: Architectonics crackled tile, Waterworks.

Range: 36-inch Gaggenau gas burner with retractable fan, Yale Appliance & Lighting.

Oven: 27-inch Jenn-Air single-wall, Yale Appliance & Lighting.

Dishwasher: Bosch 800 series, Yale Appliance & Lighting.

Sink: Franke Professional series in stainless steel, Splash/Spritzo.

Faucet: Franke stainless steel with pullout hose, Splash/Spritzo.

Refrigerator: 36-inch Sub-Zero Over-and-Under, Yale Appliance & Lighting.

Accessories: Michelle Willey, Boston.

Floors: White oak with a clear finish.

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Smart Moves

Pill Hill, Brookline
Owner Profile  A couple and their two teenage children.
Setting  A circa-1890 Victorian with a large backyard.
Size  375 square feet (including the dining area).
Biggest Challenge  Design a kitchen and eating area with plenty of counter space and book storage.
Greatest Perk  A fish tank integrated into the cabinetry.
Architect  Warner + Cunningham, Brookline.
Contractor  M. F. Reynolds, Boston.