Photo: Peter Ledwitch
“Originally a textile factory built 120 years ago, the building was converted to residential several years ago. The original kitchen had four walls and a door. The client wanted a more contemporary, open feel, so we removed one wall, opening the space toward a living room with a sitting area perfect for entertaining.
"With a more open flow, we concentrated on getting the maximum space. We used two levels of cabinetry that reached 9 1/2 feet. The white cabinets and commercial lighting add brightness and whiteness, which opens it up. Because there is so much cabinetry, we used frosted glass to further emphasize the open look and to provide a break in the white. The client wanted stone countertops, but based on the amount she cooks and entertains, stainless steel was a more practical choice. Stone was used in the peninsula with bar sink, under which additional cabinets provide more storage.”
Designer: Jacob Kindler
New York City, New York