Classic Traditional Kitchen by Todd Pritchett & Craig Dixon
Sub-Zero and Wolf's 2010-2012 Kitchen Design Contest. Cleaner lines, unexpected art treasures, and an open view to the gorgeous courtyard bring a modern sensibility to the kitchen. This 1920s brick Georgian home sees a lot of entertaining by its owners, an entrepreneur and his wife who serves on a variety of boards. With another home in New York, this on-the-go couple's day-to-day cooking consists primarily of preparing and eating breakfast together. But they love to host parties—which typically involve caterers—a fact that the architects took into account when redesigning the kitchen. The architects renovated the entire home for a streamlined traditional look. Working around five doorways and two original windows, they decided to remove three walls between a series of small rooms to open the kitchen to a view of the courtyard. Coffeemaker, toaster, and microwave are on one side of the large island for quick breakfasts, and a Sub-Zero wine refrigerator and Sub-Zero ice machine tucked into a weathered cabinet keeps refreshments handy. The rest of the kitchen is laid out with ample storage, sinks and dishwashers on the cooking side of the island, plus two Wolf 36-inch ovens centered on a Wolf 36-inch electric cooktop. The stainless steel of the Sub-Zero echoes the colorations of artful details including a painting, decorated English chimney pot serving as support of the island's cantilevered limestone countertop, and an antique corner hutch.