Classic Traditional Kitchen by Anthony Albert Passanante
Sub-Zero and Wolf's 2010-2012 Kitchen Design Contest.
For their first custom home a New Jersey couple gets a sunny kitchen artfully informed by heritage and vocation. On a large lot with woods and wildlife only 20 minutes from Manhattan, this physician and his spouse built their first custom home in a traditional style that also captures the beautiful surrounding views and reflects their tastes and personalities. Kitchen and bath designer Anthony Albert Passanante blended light colors with dark accents as his base for a unique, uncluttered environment. Oak floors stained a dark walnut run through the kitchen and entire home, contrasting beautifully with mahogany and white recessed-panel cabinets. Traditional beadboard at the island dining end adds a bit of country charm. Different counter surfaces in wood, soapstone and a mosaic tile also hint at different activities taking place at the counter. The designer also specified the built-in Sub-Zero refrigerator for its seamless fit that doesn't protrude from the 24-inch deep wall. The vintage botanical print created for medicinal reference harkens to the doctor's vocation, while woven stool seats and a backsplash tile that resembles Mother of Pearl suggest traditional Asian crafts, and light fixtures above the island recall delicate upturned champagne flutes.