This Weekauken, NJ kitchen is located in a spectacular four story property right next to the Lincoln Tunnel across from Midtown Manhattan. This kitchen, which features countertop space in addition to two islands, features cabinetry by Cesar in an American walnut finish, Santa Margarita countertops, and appliances by Miele and Wolfe.
This kitchen is characterized by many freestanding elements, including two islands, a cabinet element along the back wall, and other unique elements. The client, who is an interior designer, requested a custom designed, custom built piece to separate the kitchen from the adjoining living space. The client wanted this free standing piece to be built in the same finish as the cabinets, creating a visual bridge between it and the kitchen but without the transitional piece feeling too much like it is a part of the kitchen. In an embrace of the various free standing pieces within the room, decorative framing was worked into the dual islands, emphasizing the three dimensionalities of the pieces.
The countertops are two inches in thickness, whereas the butcher block top for the table that comes out of one of the islands and is situated next to a bay window is 2.5 inches. The tabletop is supported by a custom steel square shape leg by Cesar Italy. The cabinets above the cooktop area are glass and match the backsplash, which at thirty inches high is higher than the average kitchen backsplash.