“It’s not a big component in the space, and sits off to the side because the owner wanted to maintain a clear sight line from one end of the apartment to the other.”
It also needed to be very utilitarian, with plenty of concealed storage. The island is primarily used for preparation and serving, with the main cooking activity all taking place on the back wall.
While these factors help give the kitchen a low key presence, it’s really the selection of materials that integrates the kitchen into the overall space.
Wilkinson says that the wide plank walnut flooring specified throughout the apartment played a large part in determining the kitchen materials.
“We wanted another wood that would offer contrast and not be dark,” he says.
White oak used for the cabinetry has a light white stain applied, keeping it simple and neutral and making it suitable to carry through to other cabinetry in the interior.
“Wrapping material round in this way integrates the kitchen into the entire space,” says Wilkinson. “It reinforces a singular loft space, with the kitchen being a part of it.”
Architect and kitchen designer
Andrew Wilkinson Architect
Quarter sawn white oak with light white stain, custom made by Structure NYC
Island – Calacatta by ABC Stone; perimeter – Caesarstone
Refrigeration and wine cooler
Wide plank walnut by Premium Flooring
09 Aug, 2018