As a freelance field editor for design magazines, I see a lot of kitchens. Some of them are super-slick, with enough granite, tile, and stainless steel to sink a ship.
Personally, I prefer kitchens with originality, personality, and color.
The kitchen is essentially a pass-through from the main part of the house to a side porch and courtyard garden.
Note the retro stove, farmhouse sink, and wall-mounted radiator.
Next up: a screaming fuschia kitchen in a pre-war apartment building in Prospect Heights, by NYC garden/interior designer Rebecca Cole.
A wall was removed to open up the space between kitchen and living room. Hence the massive steel girder, which also becomes an attractive frame for the new kitchen. Below, the magnificent Aga stove and the world’s skinniest stainless steel refrigerator.