Fells Point designer Dan Huber of Huber Design Associates is well-known for transforming tight spots into livable residences. The living room/kitchen in this 13- by 30-foot row house was treated to the Huber hocus-pocus when its owner complained of having eating room for only one.
There was no question of creating a formal dining space -- there was simply no room. With intensive remodeling, however, the new kitchen boasts sit-down space for four. Although it isn't formal dining, the counter dining space can be moodily, even romantically, lit, thanks to a variety of incandescent lights, including that from the inside of a glass-doored cabinet.
Because the kitchen is part of the living room, Mr. Huber chose Woodmode cabinets in a dove-gray, semi-transparent stain for its fine-furniture look.