This enormous and complex project involved an open space measuring 43' long by 19' wide - part of a larger renovation of a palatial 12-room duplex in a building originally designed by Schwartz & Gross in 1927. It was featured in an episode on HGTV's "Million Dollar Contractor" and was designed in coordination with the lead interior designer Eric Cohler.
The space includes a large, open kitchen, expansive banquette with seating for 8, and a family room/library. I designed all of the cabinetry and millwork seen in these photos. The kitchen cabinets are a traditional inset design with the perimeter cabinets in white and the center island in walnut. Additional accents of walnut appear in the interior cabinets, drawers, and inserts. Features include the large vertical element at the island which conceals building plumbing lines, leaded glass doors, a small window bench, and a desk. The banquette and family room built-ins are all in the same walnut stain to match the kitchen.
A great amount of detail was required to design, order, and install all of these elements perfectly and within the allotted time. The result is a timeless kitchen in one of the premier coops on Manhattan's Upper East Side.