Officine Gullo collaborates with architect and interior designer Davide Casaroli to bring to life a vibrant and personality-filled kitchen in a stunning villa in Beverly Hills, California.
The Mediterranean style meets an unexpected burst of colors in this 8,000-square-foot residence, originally built in the 1930s on the captivating hills of Beverly Hills.
Commissioned by the owners, an Iranian couple residing in the U.S. since the 1970s, Davide Casaroli meticulously expanded and modernized the villa, preserving its classic Mediterranean charm. The house, initially conceived as a mansion, spans 750 m2 with extensive gardens, making it one of the largest lots in Beverly Hills.
The main focus of the project was to modernize the interior using premium materials, with a particular emphasis on finishes. Casaroli aimed to remove non-authentic elements added in the 1980s and restore the original Spanish-style arches. For the kitchen, Officine Gullo was chosen, incorporating a vibrant green and deep blue color combination.
Officine Gullo’s tailor-made kitchen features a cooking area from the Fiorentina line, with emerald green (RAL 6001) color, paired with a sky blue pyramid hood (RAL 5015) with burnished brass details. The brass shelf and pot-filling faucet stand out against the blue-purple Calcutta marble used for the countertop and backsplash.
In addition to the cooking area, a burnished brass sink with a double faucet is illuminated by natural light from the overhead window. The wall is adorned with suspended cabinets, and a series of appliances – multifunction oven, steam oven, and dishwasher – are integrated into oak cabinetry with a matte open-pore finish in White Signal (RAL 9003), featuring burnished brass handles and profiles.
On the opposite wall, an equipped area includes a refrigerator, wine cellar, freezer, along with visible shelves, doors, and drawers providing storage space. At the center of the room, a carpentry island with a suspended brass pot holder and a laminated ash countertop hosts an arched jet sink.
Photo credit: Michael Wells