"Every host knows that guests always gather in the kitchen. A town house might boast a truly stunning feature, say a full-width central atrium, which they’ll grace with an ooh and an aah. But they’ll do it as they beeline for the food.
So when Andrew Curtis of RobitailleCurtis was asked to gut-renovate a family’s three-story, 2,800-square-foot town house in Montreal, he knew the first thing to do. He relocated the kitchen from front to back. This not only allowed it to overlook the garden—to be designed by his wife, Sophie Robitaille—but would also incentivize guests to make their way through the ground level."