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.
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.