2021 Wood Diamond Award Residential Kitchen Frameless: Brownstone Door Co.

Wood Diamond Awards,

Main Category: Residential
Sub Category: Kitchen - Frameless
Project Value: Over $50,000

Brownstone Door Co. specializes in expertly crafted reproduction of historic wood doors, entryways, and storefronts. They provide custom entry door solutions from conception to installation for brownstones, townhouses, and commercial landmark properties. Their knowledge of New York City's historic door details is unparalleled. They offer filing services for submission to NYC Landmark Preservation Commission.

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This post-modern second home for a busy NYC family, located in the picturesque Ardsley Park neighborhood, is surrounded by a serene landscape. Originally designed by Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates, the house features an unusual angular plan and soaring ceiling above the living-dining space. The existing kitchen and the master bath, however, were in serious need of an update. Clients turned to their architect, David Bucovy, to reconfigure those rooms while staying true to the original architecture.

David Bucovy Architect enlarged the kitchen by opening up the exterior wall. The new extension, constructed of floor-to-ceiling windows, fills the kitchen with light and creates a strong visual connection to the surrounding landscape. The pippy-white oak veneer was used for the kitchen cabinets and reclaimed white pine, bleached and oiled, for the floating shelves above the bar, both fabricated by us. Kitchen cabinet drawer and door pulls were routed, so there were no holes or hardware, adding to the clean, uncluttered aesthetic. The kidney-shaped island, also fabricated from the pippy-white oak veneer, was inspired by the organic shapes of the natural landscape.

All new millwork elements feature a warm-toned palette designed to complement the post-modern aesthetic of the client’s home and provide a sense of well-being to its inhabitants.

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