Two kitchens in Nyack

A modern kitchen with antique craftsman furniture. A traditional kitchen in a 1920's Tudor home. The architectural style and period of these homes called for different approaches.

An Architect’s Modern Kitchen

The contemporary kitchen, designed for an architect, has an open plan, taking in a view of the Hudson River from the dining area. Rift-cut oak cabinets along the wall add warmth, complementing the floor tile and the owner’s craftsman furniture. The compact cooking area has a cooktop and under-counter stove, and a slim backsplash with a staggered pattern Pratt and Larson tile. The stainless steel exhaust vent introduces diagonal lines and an industrial feeling. Custom painted yellow cabinets with gray countertops have a colorway in the tradition of modernist architects. There was just enough room for a small island. The kitchen placement is ideal for entertaining guests and taking in the glorious Hudson River view.

Traditional Kitchen in a 1920’s Tudor home

An older Tudor style home in Nyack called out for a traditional design. The original front door had a wonderful arched top and opened straight into the kitchen. There was also a small, almost square original window to incorporate into the design. Next to this window are some open shelves for cookbooks. The countertop on the island was lovingly crafted from what remained of one of the original doors retaining more of the home’s history.  The pendant light above the island is very traditional, and its curved glass is a nice complement to the arched door. All of the cabinetry is painted soft creme. Another view of the kitchen shows much of the cabinetry topped by ornate traditional crown moldings. A large sink is set under large period windows looking out to gardens. There is a wine service area with a wine under-counter refrigerator, and next to it is a kitchen office area with a computer, desk, and another nice window for light. The work area uses dark wood to blend with an original china cabinet next to it. Kitchen office areas are often needed for calendars, phone charging, bill paying, and other needs of the household.

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