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The kitchen sits at the center of the space, with folding doors that open up onto a landscaped courtyard, and serves as the couple’s core entertaining spot. “We can have two people over for dinner, or 20 for a wine tasting, or 10 to watch a game,” Jen says.
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Measuring about 2 feet shorter and 1 foot narrower than the dining table, the desk fits the space better, can accommodate a dinner party and cost less than the dining table. “I love having the ability to have a meal at the table or to be able to catch up on work,” Sadove says.
The solid-wood midcentury modern desk came from the client’s parents, who invited him to take it from their basement. “That desk was really the starting point,” Lake says.
Most of the time the desk sits against the wall and functions as a workspace, but the client can repurpose it as a dining table when friends and family come over. The few pieces of art and computer equipment can be moved to the sideboard to make way for table settings.