Designing a kitchen for homeowners who love to cook begs a big question: What to do when you have people over and preparations are still in progress? The jury was impressed by this room’s ability to answer that charge and be an inviting open kitchen with a clearly protected cook’s space—a kitchen that doesn’t have to be all cleaned up in order to have people over. In fact, it’s the interplay between what’s functional and what’s decorative and the editing of what you see and what you don’t that makes this kitchen so alluring. –A.A.