I came across this kitchen by Barry Rice and found it intriguing….in a mostly love/little bit ‘o hate way. Here are some details: The kitchen of this single-family brownstone in Brooklyn’s historic Clinton Hill neighborhood underwent a dramatic transformation. Small windows were replaced with accordion-folding glass doors that open to a screened dining area, and a warren of pantries was removed to create a large, open cooking and entertaining space. The working side of the kitchen features distinct zones for prep, cooking, baking and clean-up, and the guest side includes a bar, counter seating and a built-in sofa. Stainless counters and subway tile are practical and easy to clean, while walnut cabinetry and a stone island and baking top add warmth to the space.
The amount of space is a dream. I am a lover of subway tiles (but with darker grout, and maybe not on every wall space). Great idea to line up all the ovens/microwave etc. down on one end so when you’re taking food in and out you don’t get in anyone’s way. Cooktops in the island is great for the cook so they can stir and chat. The rod for pots and pans is handy (as are TWO SINKS) if you keep them clean. Another dream – having enough room for a coffee/bar area, built-in sofa and shelving for dry goods/spices. I don’t think I would ever do a stainless counter – the scratches would send me over the edge (although seamless counter/sinks would be awesome when cleaning up). 3 types of counter material and all those stainless cabinets is too much in my opinion. I’m curious to know what you all think…..