Beekman Kitchen

As part of the larger renovation of Beekman Place the Kitchen took on special consideration. The existing layout did not work for the homeowner. There was a peninsula separating the breakfast area from the kitchen. Our goal was to open the space up and create one large combined area. Typically, a family of 10 when all together for events, this kitchen also had to do double duty as a caterer’s kitchen. Plans were to host fund raising events, holiday employee parties, special dinners and luncheons.

To increase the footprint we removed a hall that separated the kitchen from the dining room. Its original intent being that is where the servants would have traveled to serve food from the kitchen. A passé` tradition at this day in time we put the space to better use.

Two dishwashers, two Subzero refrigerator’s, and a pantry all cleverly paneled to obtain a visual sense of cohesiveness. The show stopper here is the beautiful Lacanche range from France, the hand painted tile and charming accessories. Reclaimed beams were decided upon and brought from a farm in Bucks County.

When working in New York City there are certain given’s that have to be worked around. The placement of windows is such. We were able to create window wells that solved the problem of cabinetry height.

Original art by Francis Jodoin hangs above the ticking stripe chair, an antique barometer, side table create a cozy nook for pouring over cookbooks.