With a huge extended family to entertain, this Highland Park kitchen addition aimed to provide space for guests to mingle without hindering the chef. The food prep area features a beige granite countertop and maple wood-topped island with inset porcelain sink and seating for four. Cherry cabinets frame the area, housing sleek appliances such as a convection oven and a beverage refrigerator that’s easily accessible to guests. The dining room table is topped with matching maple in an area set apart by it’s high, peaked ceiling. A butler’s pantry houses the couple’s crystal collection and an additional refrigerator. In an effort to keep things neat and tidy, the couple added a study area to organize mail and family photos.