Our galley kitchen in Brooklyn Heights may not be spacious enough to eat in, but it allows me to fantasize that I am a line cook at Momofuku; stainless-steel cooking station, marble-countertop prep area, concealed dishwasher drawers, and a massive fridge are all within easy reach. The only thing I would have done differently is source a larger and deeper sink (see below) to stash dinner-party dishes. N.B. For custom metal doors like the one shown below, Product and Design Metalwork in the Brooklyn Navy Yard does exceptional work. And for storage, our architect, Steven Harris, specified custom-designed cabinets made from Glacier White Corian.
Above: The monolithic, free-standing Sub-Zero Pro 48 is as much sculpture as appliance. At 7 feet tall and 4 feet wide, it’s not for the small of kitchen, though. View and locate showroom near you at Sub-Zero.
Above: The Viking 36-inch, 6-burner Professional Custom Series Dual Fuel Range is a classic at Home Click; a Gas-Only Version is also available.
Above: Viking Chimney Wall Mount 36-Inch Hood; go to AJ Madison.
Above: Customizable integrated Fisher Paykel DD6051 Dishwasher Drawers; go to A.J. Madison.
Above: The perfect sink: the capacious Franke Professional Series (PSX 110.30.12). At 12 inches deep, it’s great for hiding a dinner party’s worth of dishes; go to Home Click.
Above: Dornbracht Tara Classic Single Lever Kitchen Mixer with Hand Shower Set; go to Simon's Hardware.
Above: Sugatsune SN Stainless Steel Cabinet Pull; available in mirror or satin finish starting at $5.76 at The Hardware Hut.
Above: We used oversize 8-by-16-inch White Thassos tiles from Ann Sacks on the walls—"a pure white marble with the bright crystalline color of refined sugar." Go to Ann Sacks for information.
Above: ABC Stone Trading at 234 Banker Street in Brooklyn is an excellent source for Carrara marble slab for countertops.
Above: Always on my cooktop: the cast iron Staub La Theiere Round Teapot; $114 at Amazon.