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Steal This Look: The Ultimate Chef's Kitchen in Brooklyn

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by Margot Guralnick last modified Jan 27, 2015

Yesterday, we toured the Brooklyn townhouse that architect Elizabeth Roberts of Elizabeth Roberts Design/Ensemble Architecture reinvented as a Greenhouse for Living . Today, we're dissecting its rustic-luxe kitchen tailored for a couple who love to cook. Kitchen photography by Dustin Aksland . Above: Owners Allison Freedman Weisberg and Peter Barker-Huelster requested a cozy yet spacious kitchen: "They showed us pictures of rooms with wooden beams, fireplaces, and mixed vintage cabinets," says Roberts, who responded by exposing the room's rafters and creating what she calls "an expanded galley layout." Shown here, the main work area with farmhouse sink, concrete counters, and open shelves. Above: The range anchors a long work area with a prep sink. "Hidden in the tall cabinet is an appliance 'garage' with a microwave, standing mixer, coffeemaker, and all the small appliances," says Roberts. The wall tiles around the hood are Global Collection white porcelain from Town & Country Surfaces . Above: The Shaker-style cabinetry was custom-made by  Wood Mode . "Wood Mode rep Les Craig of Craig Design in Hudson, New York, worked with us to get the look we were after," says Roberts. "We ordered unfinished maple  inset-type cabinets  in Wood Mode's Sturbridge door style." The floor is tumbled black limestone with tumbled white Carrara marble inserts by  Lapicida .  Above: One of the kitchen's most covetable features is its custom, wood-fired grill from Grillworks , a Grillworks Architectural 36  model that allows for year-round indoor barbecuing. (The niche below is for firewood.) This section of the kitchen adjoins the dining room and the butcher-block-topped counter is used as a serving area. The glass-fronted cabinets are filled with tableware and the drawers hold linens. The Essentials Above: The  Ionian Deck-Mounted Gooseneck Faucet  by Perrin & Row is £328 ($491.66), marked down from £386.24 ($376) from Just Perrin. Above: Shaw's Original 3018 Fireclay Apron Sink  is $1,241.25 from Homeclick. For more options, see 10 Easy Pieces: Farmhouse Sinks . Above: The faucet over the range is a  Newport Brass Chesterfield 948 Pot Filler  available in a range of finishes; $490 from Newport Brass. Roberts used polished nickel; polished chrome is shown here. We consider pot fillers the ultimate kitchen luxury; read Michelle's Domestic Dispatch: Why Your Kitchen Needs a Pot Filler Faucet  and see  10 Easy Pieces: Pot Filler Faucets . Above: The work area's concrete counters were custom fabricated by the  Concrete Shop  of Passaic, New Jersey. Considering your own concrete counters? Get the lowdown in  Remodeling 101: Concrete Kitchen Countertops . Above: The serving area counter is Cherry Butcher Block from John Boos; prices start at $214. See more options in  Remodeling 101: Butcher Block Countertops   Above: The kitchen's custom  Wood Mode  cabinets are painted Benjamin Moore  Newport Green . Above: The 1.25-inch solid brass  Kate Knob  is available in three finishes; $7 from Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.  Appliances Above: The range is a 36-inch Blue Star Residential Culinary Series ; for dealers and a price quote, contact Blue Star. The hood is a Stainless Steel Built-In Range Hood  with an external blower from Best. "The external blower is important," Roberts says. "It's more powerful and much quieter—almost silent when it's on." Above: The fridge is a 36-inch Liebherr CS2 062 , a French-door design with two freezer drawers; $5,759 at AJ Madison, Above: The Bosch 800 Series Dishwasher  with controls concealed in the door top is $849.60 at AJ Madison. For tips on the right model for you, see Remodeling 101: How to Select a Dishwasher . Lighting Above: Lighting over the sink is supplied by the  Jielde Signal One-Arm Wall Sconce , which comes in 24 colors and finishes; $387 at Horne. Accessories Above: An Ed Wohl  Bird's Eye Maple Board , 7.5 inches wide and 15.5 inches long, is $86 at A+R Store.    Above: The couple's black ceramics are from Michele Varian;  Black Serpentine Bowls , six inches in diameter, are $35 each.  Above: The  Peugeot Red Lacquer Pepper Mill is $57.90 from Bluefy. Yes, it's made by the car company. See more Peugeot designs in 10 Easy Pieces: Salt and Pepper Mills from Around the World .  Above: Blackcreek Mercantile's hand-turned Maple Salad Bowl  is $300 from Wilson & Willy's.  Above: A UK classic that we selected for the Remodelista 100 , the Milton Brook Ceramic Mortar and Pestle is $38 at Canoe. Tour the rest of the town house in Indoor/Outdoor Living, Brooklyn Style .  Go to our Steal This Look for more kitchen designs to replicate, including A Star London Chef's Kitchen . More Stories from Remodelista Required Reading: Faculty Department We Make Tables. That's What We Do. High/Low: Modo Chandelier






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