Brooklyn townhouse gut renovation by architect Elizabeth Roberts, the parlor floor kitchen was opened up with steel-framed windows, a new kitchen island, and a fireplace turned wood-fired grill (the owners cook often). Here’s a look at the individual elements to borrow a few ideas for your own kitchen.
Above: The kitchen is at the back of the building, which in most Brooklyn Italiante structures is cramped and dark. Here, Roberts had a steel-framed window wall fabricated by Optimum Window. See more in Brooklyn Revival: A Bright and Open Family House by Ensemble Architecture. Above: A classic bridge faucet paired with a stainless sink overlooks the garden. Above: The bulk of the renovation budget went into the kitchen. Roberts, a stickler when it comes to high-functioning kitchen design, integrated a downdraft vent with the pro kitchen island range. Above: A custom grill designed for restaurant kitchens with a crank to adjust the height of the grill inside. Materials Above: Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace paint is a similar white to what’s on the walls. Elizabeth Roberts used the white color in another Brooklyn project. Above: The kitchen cabinets and open shelving are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Silent Night. Above: The plain-sawn white oak floors were left unstained and finished with Bona Traffic Naturale Waterborne Wood Floor Finish ($128.95 at Amazon) for an untreated look.
Above: The counters are honed Blue de Savoie marble, available through local stone suppliers or online at EGM Corp. and Stone Source. Above: On the kitchen wall, Heath Ceramics Field Tile in New Midnight #6 surrounds the grill. Above: Custom cabinets from Wood Mode with Sturbridge Recessed Cabinet Fronts were painted on site in Benjamin Moore Silent Night (gray paint color above). Appliances Above: The Liebherr Premium Plus Series 30-Inch Fully-Integrated Refrigerator (shown here with a single bottom drawer) is $5,029 at AJ Madison. Above: The custom grill converted the fireplace to a wood-burning grill. It’s one of the many Architectural System Grills from Grillworks. Above: The Capital Precision 30-Inch Natural Gas Range is $3,359 at Shopper’s Choice. It’s fitted with a Faber Scirocco Plus 14-Inch Tall Downdraft Vent concealed in the island. Faucets & Fixtures Above: The Rohl Polished Nickel Bridge Faucet is $1,051 at Build.com. Above: For a similar stainless steel sink, the Franke Professional Series is $1,475 at AJ Madison (other depths and sizes available). For more, see 10 Easy Pieces: Stainless Steel Kitchen Sinks. Above: From Putnam Rolling Ladder Co., the Steel Rolling Ladder is custom fitted to the kitchen.
Lighting & Furniture Above: The pendant lights are the Haleigh 12-Inch Dome Cord Pendants; $399 each at Rejuvenation. Above: The Hudson Pub Stool is an off-the-shelf version of the vintage adjustable bar stools that Roberts sourced for the kitchen. The stools are $169.99 at World Market.
Accessories Above: For similar cabinet hardware, the Rejuvenation Massey Solid Round Knobs in oil-rubbed bronze are $8 each. Above: The KitchenAid Professional 600 Stand Mixer in white is $499.95 at Williams-Sonoma.
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