The clients wanted a traditional kitchen with some unique details and were very involved in the design of the kitchen as one is a gourmet cook and both love to entertain friends and family in their home. The kitchen was enlarged with french doors opening out to a secluded garden and patio. Walls were covered in V groove paneling, painted Farrow & Ball Old White, and ceilings became wooden tongue and groove. We selected a 1 1/4" thick door for the cabinets (3/4" thick is typically used) which allowed the doors to appear very rich with a deeper center panel and a wider detail around the inside frame of the cabinet door. They wanted the refrigerator to be hidden and appear to be a piece of furniture, so the degner used a Sub Zero 700 TC all refrigerator on the left combined with a Sub Zero 700 BFI (base refrigerator drawers) with a pantry above it to match the refrigerator. Inside this pantry is a microwave with a counter below and storage above. The designer custom designed the hood - it needed to be large, dramatic and have a big presence yet be traditional enough to fit into the kitchen style. The designer chose a curved hood with a Cape Cod style arch and a simple molding detail to give it some interest. The client needed a butler's pantry, which seemed impossible give the space. Removing the basement doorway allowed enough room to continue the kitchen just far enough to incorporate a butler's pantry! The cabinet with glass doors was also designed to look like a piece of furniture, but what attracts the eye is the American Formal Colonial piece made out of tiger maple and stained in a cherry color. Having "furniture" in this kitchen really compliments the older, traditional row house that these clients live in. A comfortable faux leather banquette, fabricated by Al Soussan, Custom Furniture & Wall Upholstery, provided seating at a custom table with hammered metal base from Wright Table Company. Mercury Glass Urban Smoke Bell creates elegant lighting for dining. The design includes counter tops by Vermont Soapstone, gourmet appliances, fabulously detailed cabinets from Premier Cabinets and a custom cabinet designed by kitchen and interior designer to replicate a Tiger's Eye Maple antique cabinet that was in the one client's grandmother's home.
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