Kitchen of the Week: Sleek, Uncluttered, Modern Composition
When I first saw the photo above, it actually took me a moment to realize that this was actually the kitchen!
This kitchen is so uncluttered, sleek, and modern that its visual composition naturally arrests the eye. Designed as an open concept space, it flows seamlessly into the living area of this airy, tri-level SoHo penthouse at 25 Mercer Street.
It’s the complete antithesis of the old sense of kitchens as back-of house places of work and drudgery. The high-end functionality is all here, but this is a kitchen that’s first and foremost a fresh, soothing, sunlit nook.
Bold, clean geometric forms are what make this composition tick. The cooktop, hood, and sink are kept minimal and de-emphasized by the choice to forgo a backsplash.
Gaggenau appliances are built into the other side of the oversized island, forming a convenient galley without the visual clutter. The refrigerator is in the gray wall at the right, and the wine cellar is just outside the frame to the left.
If you look carefully, you’ll find plenty of cabinet space all around. You’ll want to make use of it, because it somehow feels wrong to impinge on the rhythm and symmetry of the two windows, four lamps, and five stools. Notice how the transparent legs of the stools contribute to the look by making the seats appear to almost float!
Of course, what’s better than one amazing kitchen is two amazing kitchens. Head to the rooftop, and you’ll find an outdoor kitchen ready for sunny entertaining with a gas grill, three beverage refrigerators, and even an ice maker.
There’s more to see in this 4,350 square foot pad. Don’t miss the master bedroom with its daring (yet somehow tasteful) hints at a dungeon vibe.
Browse the pictures below and enjoy the rest of the property.