To remodel the kitchen of this historic and elegant co-op to accommodate the husband’s love of cooking and entertaining.
To retain the authentic feeling of the building, the ornate plaster ceiling, and the integrity of the paneled walls of the dining room.
By removing the wall between the dining room and kitchen, the clients created an elegant and open space; yet, they retained a sense of separation with a countertop-to-ceiling glass buffet. Adjacent to the buffet is now a stunning pedestal base beneath a semi-circular granite-topped eating area. An extensive appliance garage now conceals numerous countertop appliances, and a second range offers culinary options. A newly plumbed gas line and venting accommodates a professional Wolf range – gas ranges being unusual in this older co-op building. The inset door style of the cabinets complements the paneling in the dining room, maintaining the authenticity of the rooms and the elegant, historical atmosphere of this home.