Carnegie Hill Classic Pre-War Apartment
The deep herringbone floors run throughout the apt, however, we reversed this in the kitchen to balance the lack of light by using lighter flooring and dark walnut base cabinets to ground the room and relate back to the dark existing flooring throughout. The plumbing and gas lines were relocated, offering a more cohesive flow. The Miele stackable washer and dryer are hidden in walnut cabinetry near the only window for venting, allowing the laundry chores to stay outside the cooking functions and main traffic path. Exchanging the old Wolf professional 6-burner range for the combined Miele cooktop and induction unit offered my client both advanced cooking methods and more organized work surfaces.
We created a tower holding one wall oven, convection oven and a warming drawer. By using upper cabinets with the Elements aluminum, glass doors and Carlisle wide plank white washed hickory floors, this kitchen sparkles with light, storage and family gatherings. We did not forego the classic details of this pre-war apartment – we simply played on the elements to bring a more functional and clear contemporary mixture.