Luxe Marble Kitchen – Chicago’s Gold Coast

Designer: Diana Burton

The Setup

Initially, the kitchen in this prestigious Chicago Gold Coast residence lacked the sophistication and allure that our client desired. With a passion for marble and a vision for a space that would be as suitable for daily use as it was for entertaining, the homeowner sought a transformation that would introduce elegance and drama into the heart of her home.

Design Objectives:

  • Introduce opulent marble countertops to create a striking focal point
  • Install a comprehensive high backsplash for continuity and luxe impact
  • Update the range hood with a design that commands attention
  • Refresh the cabinetry with a brighter, more modern finish.

The Remodel

Design Challenges:

  • The quest for the ideal marble slabs was extensive and challenging. Our mission: find the right slabs and match them
  • The homeowner’s preference against metal hoods prompted a creative redesign

Design Solutions:

  • We selected exquisite Calacatta Viola marble slabs that encapsulate the desired impact and drama
  • A bespoke marble hood was crafted, serving as a unique and sophisticated component that complements the overall design

The Renewed Space

The transformation of this kitchen is nothing short of remarkable. Transitioning from a space that once felt underwhelming to one that exudes boldness and beauty, it now perfectly reflects the elegance and taste of its discerning owner. More than just a kitchen, it’s become a centerpiece for the home, offering a warm and inviting atmosphere for both everyday moments and grand entertaining. It now stands as a testament to timeless design and the unique vision of its homeowner.

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Size of Space:
  • 17′ 10″ x 11′
  • Island – Drury Design Select Custom Cabinetry
  • Perimeter – Existing
  •  Calacatta Viola marble
Special Features:
  • The kitchen boasts polished Calacatta Viola marble for the countertops (w/ island waterfall edge), vein-matched range hood, and a sweeping high backsplash, setting a tone of understated opulence.
  • Strategic LED lighting underlines the island, casting a warm, inviting glow.
  • Minimalist pendant lights enhance the ambiance, meticulously chosen to accentuate the space’s refined aesthetic

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