Kitchen BEFORE

The original kitchen was not spacious and inviting enough to serve as the growing family’s home hub.

Kitchen AFTER

A Wolf range is set into a marble niche. Sub-Zero refrigerators flanking the range have mirrored doors partially tiled in marble and millwork to enhance the hearth look and create symmetry.

Clever Storage

Sliding spice racks and additional storage are cleverly concealed behind the marble façade for organization and convenience. “One of the driving forces was the white quartzite tops, with beautiful light silver and black veining,” says designer Robert Schwartz.

Kitchen Island BEFORE

The kitchen island cut the previous space in half, inhibiting the kitchen’s easy flow.

Kitchen Island AFTER

The underside of the quartzite-topped island is illuminated with LED lights. The large island is a favorite place for the family to have quick meals and hang out. Silver barstools are from Artistic Frame.

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Island Details

Stainless steel feet and a marble toe-kick protect the base of the black-painted island. Floors are English oak with a silver-gray finish. The owner selected wood rather than stone because wood provides a warm ambience and is more resilient—kinder to the cook’s back and feet and less likely to result in broken dishes.

Coffee System

A tall pull-out pantry door is tucked behind the Miele built-in coffee station.

Marble Backsplash

Calacatta Gold marble tile backsplashes and white quartzite slab countertops lend elegance to the space while providing durable and easy-care work surfaces.

Crystal Accents

Custom-designed black cabinets from St. Charles are accessorized with glittering Swarovski hardware and delicate bead trim painted silver.

Dairy Wall

St. Charles cabinets with arched mullions store dishes in the dairy area of the kosher kitchen. The wall-mounted faucet, sprayer, and soap dispenser are from Harrington.

Dining Area

The Artistic Frame table has an embossed leather top trimmed with nailheads. A curved banquette is tucked under shelves.

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Dazzling Kosher Kitchen Remodel

Glamour and functionality are joined in a Brooklyn renovation

Written by Amy Elbert
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Kitchen AFTER

A Wolf range is set into a marble niche. Sub-Zero refrigerators flanking the range have mirrored doors partially tiled in marble and millwork to enhance the hearth look and create symmetry.

Cabinetry (custom, “Rittenhouse” door style); black finish (#P-1081-40 sheen, satin lacquer finish with silver paint trim); white finish (“Ron’s Perfect White” 40 sheen, satin lacquer finish with silver paint trim); countertops (2-inch thick “Iceberg Quartzite,” from Brazil); backsplash (41/8 x 16 x 3/8-inch Calacatta Gold tiles, brick pattern); cabinetry hardware (Swarovski crystal): St. Charles Kitchen, 212/838-2812, stcharlesofnewyork.com.
Range (#DF486G, dual fuel 48-inch, 6 burner with griddle, stainless steel, by Wolf); gas cooktop (#CT30G/S, 30-inch, stainless steel, by Wolf); oven (E Series, #S030-2U/S, undercounter, stainless steel, by Wolf); drawer microwave (#MWD30, 30-inch, stainless steel, by Wolf); all refrigerator (#736TR, 36-inch, wood panel and tile front, by Sub-Zero); all refrigerator (#700TR, 27-inch, wood panel front, by Sub-Zero); refrigerator/freezer combination drawers (#700BC, 27-inch, under-counter drawers with wood panel front, by Sub-Zero): Sub-Zero/Wolf, 800/222-7820, subzero-wolf.com.