Peek-A-View 6

College Street / Little Italy

I’ve had some jaw-dropping gorgeous kitchens in my past. One of my favourites was in my Button Factory loft, where I had easy access to my barbecue, plenty of space to play Iron Chef, and a massive table that could accommodate up to 16 for impromptu dinner parties. The pic above and below reveal a past culinary delight.

So when the time came to sell one dream Home in order to manifest another, I decided that even though relocating into my Movie House loft was temporary until I found my next site, I was going to create something magical in its own right. Below are the ‘Before’ pics of the kitchen Before and After demolition.


No renovation is ever easy. If you want to share in my pain, click HERE for some of the misery pretty much every homeowner incurs in their desperation to have their renovation complete.

Fortunately, the mess and fray are now long gonzo. Although my digs don’t accommodate the large dinner fetes I favour (One Day!), this bespoke kitchen is temporarily perfect for this busy Bachelor!


In the location of the former front hall closet, a new custom closet has one side dedicated to coats, the second side allocated for the pantry, and six drawers for shoes and gloves. Fantastic!

Newly re-configured and re-oriented in the room, the L-shaped kitchen features custom-stained quarter-sawn oak and cream-lacquered cabinets, caesarstone counters, stainless steel appliances (the Liebher fridge to the left and Bosch silent dishwasher to the right of the sink are panelled), and a mirror backsplash to elevate and expand the 11×11 foot space. I LOVE the pendant (above) which creates a beautiful diffused light!

The 5-burner Kitchenaid gas cooktop with multiple options for high heat or simmer is a breeze to operate. The microwave exhaust hood above and the convection oven below make cooking easy-peasey. Although the mirror backsplash is prone to food splatters (Have you seen me cook?), it’s easy to wipe clean and the reflective surface allows me to see my guests behind me while cooking!

I have an extra deep stainless steel sink that allows me to stack dishes sight unseen until I put them in the dishwasher. And while I understand a lot of people don’t care for open shelving, I like having all my dishes at hand for quick access. The three cream drawers to the right of my oven hold pots and pans in the lower drawer, baking and bowls in the middle, and serving and cooking utensils in the top. Although my kitchen is equipped to host a dinner party for 16, I still have room for more items if required, so don’t be fooled into thinking this kitchen is space-challenged. It’s not!

Stay tuned for more reveal of The Movie House Loft!

~ Steven and the urbaneer team

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