San Francisco designers Charles de Lisle and Ralph Dennis developed their off-the-grid Sonoma retreat by method of restored items and stalwart commercial aspects. Case in point: the makeshift plywood cooking area de Lisle developed with a steel workbench as counter top, a cast-concrete laundry sink, and a commercial faucet. The outcome has a wood-shop feel however is totally modular– and, for an off-the-grid weekend area, it’s simply enough. Here, we dissect the cooking area’s crucial elements.
Above: Little however mighty, the cooking area is made from robust steel, concrete, and ply. Photo by Eric Petschek from Off the Grid: A Stylish, Low-Impact Retreat in Sonoma by Charles de Lisle See more of the cooking area in our post Kitchen Area of the Week: A Designer’s Deconstructed Sonoma Cooking area from Reclaimed Components
Above: A repurposed fridge is framed in plywood, pulls consisted of, and developed into a handcrafted storage system, likewise in plywood. Photo by Eric Petschek from Off the Grid: A Stylish, Low-Impact Retreat in Sonoma by Charles de Lisle
Above: The makeshift counter top is a Grainger workbench fitted with a custom-made butcher-block top. For something comparable, source the Grainger Little Giant Workbench in Gray for $2,504.38 at Grainger.
Above: The chairs are classic Josef Hoffmann caned chairs in walnut. The Thonet No. 811 Hoffmann Armchair in French Walnut End up is readily available through Thonet in Australia. Additionally, the Hoffmann Armchair in Natural is $895 at Style Within Reach.
Faucets & & Fixtures
Above: The commercial wall-mounted faucet seen in the cooking area is a stopped Kohler design. For something comparable, the Chicago Faucets Wall-Mounted Service Sink Faucet with Cross Deals With is $283.98 at Build.
Above: The sink is a repurposed cast concrete laundry sink conserved from the initial cabin. Revealed here is the Houston Platinum Concretti Styles Gray Restroom Sink, which might be rigged for a comparable appearance; $342.03 at Wayfair.
Above: For a comparable electrical cooktop to what’s seen in the cooking area, the Duxtop LCD Portable Double Induction Cooktop is $239.08 at Amazon.
Above: The Breville Mini Smart Oven is $159.95 at Williams-Sonoma.
Above: Comparable lights to the old metal pendant components are the Barn Light Original Storage Facility Pendant Lights, displayed in Industrial Grey 800; $262 for the 16-inch shade.
Above: For a brass table light with a woven shade, the Serena & & Lily Larkspur Petite Table Light with a raffia weave shade is $298.
Above: The Sugatsune HJT Hook in satin stainless-steel is $8.41 from American Contractor’s Outlet.
Above: The Mercer Culinary Acacia Magnetic Knife Holder is readily available in acacia (revealed), bamboo, or rubberwood; $20.22 at Webstaurant Shop.
Above: Linen Tea Towels in Navy Gingham are $12 each at In Bed.
Above: Chairs are softened with West African-made chair cushions from Tensira in brown stripe or black windowpane prints. The Tensira Chair Cushion K. 133 is EUR64 straight from Tensira.
For more deconstructed kitchen areas, see our posts:
- Kitchen Area of the Week: 6 Low-Impact Deconstructed Kitchens
- The Unfitted Kitchen Area: 14 Deconstructed Areas
- Steal This Appearance: A Makeshift Victorian Kitchen Area in London
- A Portable Banquet: A Modular Kitchen Area from an Italian Designer