The Heart of the Home, the Kitchen
This kitchen, though stunning, is not just for looks, it cooks. The star of the space literally being the custom Blue Star range, an eight burner, double oven beauty made in white with brass accents made locally in Reading topped with a custom made hood by Horst Metals in New Holland. It is truly a chef’s dream. A Rohl pot filler and matching faucet make cooking and cleanup an ease with the deep Shaw’s fireclay sink. Honed and leathered black granite countertops from Natural Stoneworks add a richness of depth and low maintenance to a high functioning space. Cabinetry in a new finish by Signature Custom Cabinetry called Linen is glammed up with mirrored inlays and Top Knobs crystal pulls. Custom draperies by L’Interieur Le Nair add the finishing touch of sparkle. The kitchen, designed by Sandra Steiner-Houck and Candis J. Warren of Steiner-Houck & Associates, took a dark and outdated space and made it an elegant part of the home fitting its history, with all the modern amenities. Fixtures such as the bronze chandelier from Yale Electric look as if they could have been an original part of the home. It was a before and after to behold!
Three of the stunners of this space besides the range included the obsidian black interior of the Jenn Air fridge and the Miele dishwasher that opens with a knock, knock, both from Martin Appliance. And the deceptive flooring that looks and feels like slate and marble with realistic texture, but is actually a new luxury vinyl product from Armstrong installed by the homeowners after gutting the entire original kitchen which actually used to be a bedroom and a small kitchen’s footprint was the entrance way mudroom.