Fifth Avenue Kitchen
Upper East Side, New York, NY
This Fifth Avenue Kitchen was the hub of family activity for over 30 years, but over time it had become disorganized and its layout functioned poorly: deliveries and ironing competed with food preparation. For the renovation, the client requested zoned task areas with better traffic flow, a desk for an executive chef, a larger “cool room”, and a staging area for parties.
The resulting design is anchored by a central island which contains the range top, warming drawers, microwave oven, storage and seating. Each side of the island defines specific and separate programmatic zones - cooking, preparation, clean-up and serving. The kitchen’s white lacquer millwork perimeter is punctuated with one stainless steel storage wall that also contains the wall ovens. The style is minimalist yet carefully detailed: matching profiles of the stainless steel counter and the range complete a fully integrated look.
Elle Décor, Oct 2010
Subzero/Wolf Kitchen Design Contest, Regional Winner, 2010-2012