The 473 Square-Foot Chef's Kitchen

  • Mar 14th 2014

by UrbanTurf Staff

The 473 Square-Foot Chef's Kitchen: Figure 1

Many people are content with 470 square feet of living space (or so we are learning), but one Chicago restaurateur was not going to be happy until he had a kitchen that size.

The Wall Street Journal recently ran a piece on the renovated home of Nick Kokonas, who owns Next and the Michelin-rated Alinea in Chicago. Among changes he made when renovating, Kokonas installed a 473 square-foot kitchen that would be suitable for the chefs at his restaurants.

From the WSJ:

Mr. Kokonas and his wife, Dagmara, designed their home kitchen to run as efficiently as the one at Alinea, where the menu includes “edible balloons” and “black truffle explosion.” The 473-square-foot kitchen has become the hub of their home, which consists of two connected 19th-century wood-framed houses in the Old Town section of Chicago.

The kitchen offers separate prep spaces for different types of food and both a gas oven and an electric oven with burners that can generate temperatures twice that of normal ovens. There are also hidden spice racks behind the oven, a shelf with about 300 cookbooks and a wine cellar directly beneath the kitchen.

For the full article, click here.

Photo from The Wall Street Journal.

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/the_473_square-foot_chefs_kitchen/8239.

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