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A Beautiful Kitchen by
When the owners of this circa 1888 Garden City Victorian home decided to begin a major kitchen remodeling project, they invested many hours researching products and interviewing design firms. The husband, an architect by trade and the wife, an art teacher, had a very distinctive style in mind while exploring their options for this non-conventional space. The couple expressed the need to retain a kitchen design firm which could provide the finest quality products and employ an expert designer who would be attentive to the smallest detail in order to transform their current kitchen into a stunning space radiating romantic eloquence.
The homeowners commissioned Bisulk Kitchens, a third generation design firm celebrating 60 years in business. Bisulk Kitchens specializes in high-end kitchen projects throughout Long Island. Brad Berkoff, CKD was delighted to work in conjunction with this couple whose initial thoughts helped guide this meticulous endeavor.
This part of the home had not been updated for over 50 years and was ready for a dramatic makeover. Two windows were saved and remained in their existing locations to keep the architectural integrity of the Victorian's exterior.
The objective was to combine the existing kitchen with an overcrowded butler's pantry/laundry room. Joining the two separate areas into one sizeable open space produced a spectacular environment allowing for the construction of a captivating coffered ceiling within the existing 11-foot high ceilings.
Over a two-month time span, meetings were focused on designing and refining the plans to incorporate all of the client's desires. Even after Superstorm Sandy left many without electricity, appointments were held in the front of Bisulk's showroom illuminated by only sunlight. Bisulk's precisely detailed hand drawings exceeded the clients' expectations and presented them with something very special to look forward to once everyone's lives returned to normal.
The new kitchen space has six distinct areas. They include a custom integrated refrigerator armoire, coffee bar, stove and hearth enclosure, a beautifully appointed desk, custom island with eating area, and a sink/preparation wall.
Rutt Handcrafted Cabinetry's Classic line was chosen for its fine craftsmanship and luxurious quality. The color of white paint selected was color matched to Benjamin Moore's "Super White" a very bright white paint. Solid mahogany stained wood interior components and accessories are found throughout the entire kitchen.
One of the goals of this transformation was to create visual interest by varying heights and depths of the cabinetry along with the thickness of materials. When entering the space, one's eyes are drawn both vertical and horizontal throughout the room. Layers of molding and carvings were carefully selected in size and proportion to enhance the depths and shadows within the space. The homeowner's love for crystal not only can be seen in the elegant chandeliers but the sparkle is recurring within the space by means of the pretty crystal knobs adorning the cabinetry like precious jewelry.
House Magazine - Table of Contents
January/February • Two Thousand Fourteen
KITCHEN & BATH FEATURES
HOUSE's Beautiful Kitchens & Baths
- 38 Bisulk Kitchens
- 40 Classic Kitchen & Bath
- 42 Artista Kitchen Designs
- 44 Showcase Kitchens
- 48 Kitchen Designs by Ken Kelly
- 50 Lakeville Kitchen & Bath
- 52 Aladdin Remodelers
- 54 Riverhead Building Supply
- 58 Huntington Kitchen and Bath
- 60 Nassau/Suffolk Lumber & Supply Co.
- 62 Showcase Baths
- 76 Beautiful Bali by Andrew Sheahan
If you try, you'll find me where the sky meets the sea.
- 64 One Source - No Excuses
The Renovated Home's boutique showroom in Manhattan
- 70 Design Solutions
Opens showroom in St. James
- 72 Living Grandly in The Greens
by Natalie Weinstein
- 94 Maddaloni Jewelers has the perfect ring for her.
- 86 Moments at the Hempstead House
The Friends of Sands Point pulled off the designer showcase - the first of many to come.
ARTS & EVENTS
- 34 A Moment in History
- 46 Robert Allen Celebrates 75th
- 56 Don Monti Annual Ball
- 84 Disguised Designers
- 96 Artist in Residence by Joan Tyor Carlson
- 98 Antique Spotlight -Andirons
- 100 Maddaloni Jewelers Festival of Watches
- 104 IDS Showcase Success
- 112 Friends of Karen Raise Funds
- 32 Items
- 36 Go with the Flow by Pamela Laurence
- 68 The Garden Spot by Ken Muellers
- 82 A Labor of Love by Michele Raab
- 106 The Scene by Denis Sheahan, Jr.
- 108 Long Island Focus by Natalie Weinstein