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The renovation features a pulpit-like mezzanine that overlooks the main living space. This new cantilevered structure creates a focused central nucleus for the home.
The light-filled kitchen features custom cabinetry by a local millwork shop.
Internal brick walls and polished concrete surfaces provide thermal mass that helps to keep the interior spaces cool.
On either side of the dining area, two sets of large sliding doors connect the house to the garden.
A colorful sitting area off the kitchen with an additional dining area.
The kitchen and dining areas serve as the heart of the home and connect to a small greenhouse via stairs.
Instead of using marble for the countertops, Silver chose Pental Quartz, a more durable and practical material. He also has incorporated marble in the backsplash tiles.
The transformed kitchen shows off how bright the home is now.
Bright and spacious, the top-of-the-line chef's kitchen is full of high-end touches. The sub-zero refrigerator even includes integrated wine storage with a shelf for a cigar humidor.
The upstairs apartment includes a contemporary kitchen and dining area.
The team expanded the kitchen and gave it a modern look that now features stunning walnut cabinets, gray Caesarstone counters, and a beautiful teal backsplash with tile from the Ann Sacks Modern Line.
Timber ties the kitchen and dining area to the outdoors, from the exposed wood ceiling joists to Arauco plywood on the island topped with Corian solid surface.
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Thanks to the expansive windows and multiple skylights, natural light is able to pour into the interior spaces of the home.
Open Kitchen blends modern and organic finishes for functionality and warmth. New skylight above floods the space with daylight. Appliances: Monogram by GE; Cabinet Finishes: Matte Lacquer and Natural Walnut by Semi-Handmade; Countertops: Statuario Nuvo by Caesarstone; Backsplash: Made by Ann Sacks.
The cabinets are topped with stone—Calacatta Borghini from ABC Stone—which waterfalls to the floor and sheaths the backsplash for a seamless look. "We worked alongside the fabricator to align the veins of the stone to create a fluid move," explains Coffey. Appliances include a Gaggenau range top, steam and convection oven, as well as a walk-in pantry with two drawer refrigerators and a wine fridge.
By removing the raised platform that originally had no use, the team was able to double the size of the kitchen and add in a new bathroom on the main floor. The pendants over the peninsula were sourced by the homeowner from AY Lighting, and now echo the dark tones of the white oak cabinetry, which sport walnut interiors.
All the kitchen cabinetry is now in solid walnut from Poliform.
The original 16th century stone walls are left exposed in the kitchen.
The open plan kitchen flows seamlessly into the living area.
A couple takes a minimalist approach to their Brooklyn apartment, focusing on supple materials, subtle gradations of color, and custom finishes by local craftsmen. The Mandayam–Vohra family gathers under one of Workstead’s signature three-arm chandeliers, shown here in its horizontal configuration. Bartenschlager designed the white cabinets and is responsible for the walnut counters both on the kitchen island and near the stove.
The open kitchen blends in with sleek, wood cabinetry and black countertops.
In the kitchen, Yuka makes baby Maude a snack at an island with original red tiles. Hanging cabinets were removed to maximize light and family-room views.
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The Mandayam–Vohra family's Brooklyn kitchen is highlighted by a gold hood that complements Workstead’s signature three-arm chandelier, shown here in its horizontal configuration.
Original wood beams and the brick wall are the surviving hallmarks of the previous apartment. The space now contains three bedrooms instead of the original two. The brick wall is the spine of the apartment; all rooms radiate from it.

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The couple has a large collection of cookbooks. To provide storage for them in the kitchen—and also seating—Sawatzky topped narrow bookcases (Bestå units by Ikea) with custom-made cushions, upholstered in gray Circa fabric by Knoll Textiles purchased from Modern Fabrics. The bookshelf-cum-bench was custom upholstered by Tina Morgan Designs.
“The walnut unit between the kitchen and dining room ties into the fumed oak floor,” Dubbeldam says. “The rest of the materials in the house—glass, marble, stone—were selected to offset the wood.”
The custom cabinetry includes ample storage and a convenient mini desk.
The chef's kitchen boasts a La Cornue range, custom cabinetry, a farm sink, designer hardware, and a concrete top island.
"The ground floor layout and kitchen have been designed for simplicity and functionality. The dark weathered zinc on the exterior communicates with the blacks, whites, and grays of the interiors. However, the design of the interior achieves a softer touch by using bespoke detailing and a rich palette of materials such as stone and timber," says the architect.
For the kitchen, architect Ivan Priatman selected an oven, hood, and cooktop from Teka and a Samsung refrigerator. While the table is his own design, the bar stools and chairs are from Informa.
The sleek black kitchen is fitted with oak timber floors and brass accents to infuse additional sophistication into the space.
The kitchen includes a generous butler’s pantry with Libeherr refrigerators.
The kitchen also has a strong sense of the outdoors.
A dark, streamlined kitchen in the open-plan living area.
The kitchen features an elegant, rustic vibe.
A closer peek at the kitchen. Here, you can see how the counter extends to the outdoor patio.
The interior palette in the extension includes bespoke limed oak cabinetry from the kitchen to the bathroom, and is fabricated by local outfit Panorama Cabinets, polished concrete floors, and black steel accents, such as in the staircase and windows.
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The open concept design in this cabin features wooden details and a white kitchen.
The open plan of the white kitchen helps keep the interiors bright, while also creating a greater sense of spaciousness.
The interior features neutral colors and streamlined appliances like the Miele oven, stovetop, and refrigerator, along with the Espace Cuisine cabinets.
The all-white kitchen has an L-shaped work area and several cupboards. The work surfaces and cabinets are made of Corian, which gives the kitchen a soft elegance that blends beautifully with the oak parquet and the black steel wall. The highlight is the corner window seat.
A corridor leads from the living area to the bedroom.
The updated open kitchen features state of the art appliances.
A bright and elegant kitchen.
“Because the property is so narrow, we had to be strategic in laying out the plan,” Mitchell says. “Our goal was to create an open plan that spanned from exterior wall to exterior wall in order to make the home feel as large as possible.” Solid oak flooring fills the space and pendants from Kenroy Home illuminate the kitchen.
The combined kitchen and dining area is infilled with pops of color.  Metallic gold cabinets and decorative pendants by Alvaro Catalan de Ocon accent the open space.

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