Kitchen We Love: Catskills Farmhouse

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March 14, 2013
A self-taught designer with a respect for both new and old embarked upon a solo mission to resuscitate a 19th-century homestead in upstate New York. In the process, he carved out a stunningly modern kitchen in the rear of the rehabilitated 1820s farmhouse. He opened up the back wall with a facade of skyscraper glass and added contemporary finishes (like a striking Cor-Ten fireplace column and wraparound granite countertops) to complement older touches like salvaged ceiling beams and a farmhouse sink.
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  The table is situated in front of the house’s rear wall of skyscraper glass. Laminate kitchen cabinets by Ikea are framed in wraparound bluestone; the 48-inch commercial range is by FiveStar.  Photo by: Mark Mahaney

    The table is situated in front of the house’s rear wall of skyscraper glass. Laminate kitchen cabinets by Ikea are framed in wraparound bluestone; the 48-inch commercial range is by FiveStar.

    Photo by: Mark Mahaney

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  Owner Tom Givone considers his pizza-cooking technique in front of the custom built wood-fired oven.  Photo by: Mark Mahaney

    Owner Tom Givone considers his pizza-cooking technique in front of the custom built wood-fired oven.

    Photo by: Mark Mahaney

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  The table was designed by the homeowner, who had it fabricated from reclaimed wood by a local carpenter. An assortment of old, refinished chairs salvaged from area church yard sales surrounds the gathering spot. “The hope has been to combine archaic and modern elements in a way that would enhance the beauty of each by virtue of its contrast with the other.” —Tom Givone  Photo by: Mark Mahaney

    The table was designed by the homeowner, who had it fabricated from reclaimed wood by a local carpenter. An assortment of old, refinished chairs salvaged from area church yard sales surrounds the gathering spot. “The hope has been to combine archaic and modern elements in a way that would enhance the beauty of each by virtue of its contrast with the other.” —Tom Givone

    Photo by: Mark Mahaney

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  The Floating Farmhouse’s semitransparent addition has a roofline that matches the pitch of the original 1820s farmhouse. A porch, tucked under the side eaves, is cantilevered over a stream that runs through the property. Ikea loungers are illuminated from the interior by commercial gymnasium lights repurposed as pendant lamps.  Photo by: Mark Mahaney

    The Floating Farmhouse’s semitransparent addition has a roofline that matches the pitch of the original 1820s farmhouse. A porch, tucked under the side eaves, is cantilevered over a stream that runs through the property. Ikea loungers are illuminated from the interior by commercial gymnasium lights repurposed as pendant lamps.

    Photo by: Mark Mahaney

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