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Inspired by the the “Old World” kitchen in the great room of our Kitchen Designs showroom, the client wanted to recreate a pre-17th century European feel with a large cooking hearth and distressed cabinetry. The kitchen designer, Mario J. Mulea, created this Old World kitchen with all the amenities of the 21st century.
What you see here is an old world Wood-Mode kitchen with Essex Recessed doors in a matte finish and Fireside Black glaze on cherry. The natural materials include a tumbled marble backsplash with terracotta inlays and a granite counter in Madura Gold. A pot-filler faucet over the range provides modern convenience as does the side-by-side Sub-Zero 36” refrigerators, which are integrated into the cabinetry with custom panels and distinctive hardware from the Tuscany collection of Top Knob.
The kitchen’s design creates the perfect work triangle. The cooking, prep, and cleanup areas are easily accessible within a few steps. The island provides plenty of work space while opening the kitchen up to an entertaining area. Other design elements include a wicker basket base cabinet, a desk area, glass mullion doors, and a Franke Little Butler for instant hot water.
Open shelving and glass doors offer display space while doors and drawers with built-in organizers hide clutter. Not a single detail was overlooked, and the cabinetry design reflects a Mediterranean elegance.