File this under When the Whole Is Greater than the Sum of its Parts:
Ever since Julie first took a tour of San Francisco designer Charles de Lisle‘s reclaimed retreat in Sonoma (see: Off the Grid: A Stylish, Low-Impact Retreat in Sonoma by Charles de Lisle), we’ve been admiring how it manages to be simultaneously low-impact on the earth and high on style—putting to bed any notions that the eco-conscious can’t be aesthetically appealing.
Today we’re taking a closer look at de Lisle’s kitchen, made entirely from salvaged standalone pieces. Taken alone, each part—an old laundry sink, a reclaimed work table—might not seem like much. But with de Lisle’s discerning eye they’re transformed into something fresh and efficient.
Photography by Eric Petschek.
And for more off-grid kitchens—and houses—we like, see:
- An Off-the-Grid Retreat Designed as “a Piece of Furniture with Everything Built In”
- Kitchen of the Week: A Small Off-Grid Kitchen in an Architect-Designed Guest Cabin
- Kitchen of the Week: 6 Low-Impact Deconstructed Kitchens