For Judy and David, work is a long way from their New York City home. When David's job transferred him to England, it was too good of an opportunity to pass up. But they wanted to keep their Manhattan loft and its high-end loft kitchen for visits home. The space was once two small apartments that were converted into one big 3,000-square-foot space. Acclaimed architect Peter Tow had the luxury and challenge of designing a kitchen fit for this supersize apartment.
The designer came up with some creative ways to maintain the connection between the kitchen and the living space. One way he kept that open feel was with this glass waterfall window that provides a view of the foyer and living room from inside the kitchen.
The frosted-glass panel that hangs from the ceiling not only frames the kitchen area, but it also lets in natural light and gives the space a distinct feel.
The stainless-steel cabinets brighten up the kitchen with a little extra sparkle. To make prep work a lot easier ergonomically, the cabinets are 6 inches taller than normal cabinets.
The countertops and backsplash may look like slate, but they are actually honed, absolute-black granite. To keep the countertops clutter-free, a brushed-nickel rail system was installed along the backsplash to hang a variety of kitchen utensils.
To add some balance and warmth to the space, teak wood covers the surface of the raised eating counter.