Location: Philadelphia

Contractor/Designer:Joanne Hudson Associates, Philadelphia

The kitchen remodel’s classic-contemporary design is well suited to this 100-year-old Philadelphia brownstone home. Traditional ebony-stained cabinets contrast with stainless steel appliances and Calacatta honed-marble countertops, and the limestone tile flooring stands apart from the wood floors in the rest of the home.

Merit Award, Kitchen Remodeling Over $100,000: Classic Lines

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A classic-contemporary kitchen design for clients who love to cook and entertain.

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Dual islands allow for multiple cooks and entertaining stations. The island closest to the dining area features an ice maker, wine cooler, and a place for stools. The working island near the range has a prep sink and storage for pots and pans, while the nearby butler’s pantry holds an extensive collection of china, glassware, and silverware.

The homeowners are avid cooks who frequently entertain. Three large French doors provide easy flow for guests from the kitchen/dining area to the brick courtyard outside. The judges commented that the kitchen integrates well with the design of the home, and they appreciated the unhindered site lines to the courtyard.

—Nina Patel, senior editor, REMODELING.