KOTY: Marc Christian Fine Cabinetry and Castle Design | 300-400 square feet

Photography by Alise O’Brien


This Clayton condominium underwent a full-scale renovation and was transformed into a warm, modern home with the kitchen as the centerpiece. Designers from Marc Christian Fine Cabinetry and Castle Design made the space feel even larger than its 350 square feet with the open floor plan and generous sightlines. The custom European frameless cabinetry has a sleek metal-edge door style in a horizontal grain sapele mahogany and complements the new Acacia wood floors in the home. The cabinetry has ample storage including full-height pantries and large pot and pan drawers across the cooktop wall. The Sub-Zero refrigerator is concealed with integrated wood panels and blends seamlessly into the cabinetry. The Wolf stainless steel double ovens, microwave and built-in coffee maker follow the clean lines created by keeping the upper door heights aligned. The 36” Wolf cooktop is installed flush with the quartz countertop and is accented by a 3D ceramic tile backsplash and a Wolf stainless steel chimney hood. The large island is two levels and houses a multi-functional Kohler sink, a wood-paneled dishwasher and a Sub-Zero under-counter wine refrigerator with a matching wood door frame. The countertop has a waterfall edge on one end and a 4” thick contrasting quartz bar-height top on the other allowing for multiple seating levels. The highlight of the kitchen is the custom-designed, built-in wine cabinet, which holds more than 200 bottles of wine and welcomes you into the kitchen as you transition from the foyer. The see-through cabinet has clear tempered glass on both sides and is framed in the same mahogany as the kitchen cabinets. This newly design kitchen is the epitome of simplified luxury.


Why the judges love it: The multi-level island is such a good design detail. We love the dimensional tile. The see-through wine cabinet is killer. We love how it functions as a room divider without being a traditional divider.



Contractor/Remodeler: MDG Renovations 

Interior Designer: Castle Design 

Tile: Virginia Tile 

Granite: Stone Fabricators

Plumbing Fixtures: Immerse 

Appliances: Authorized Appliance 

Painter: Complete Painting 

Cabinetry/Woodworking: Marc Christian Fine Cabinetry 

Flooring: Prosource, Evans Flooring