Brooklyn Eye Candy: Kitchens

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.

What do y’all think of these?  First, graphic designer DK Holland’s kitchen in a miniature wood-frame townhouse in Clinton Hill.     51-kitchen-to-side-porch1

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.

Very country-in-the-city.




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.img_8582_2img_8607

About cara

I blog (for fun) here at casaCARA, and write (for money) about architecture, interiors, gardens and travel for many national magazines and websites.
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5 Responses to Brooklyn Eye Candy: Kitchens

  1. ErayB says:

    Ok — an AGA is fantastic! But not just any ole “retro stove” in the first kitchen you feature! It’s a high back old Chambers stove! And to think I have a similar one (low back) in my garage awaiting a new life. Hopefully one day it will find a home with one of my daughters. Hated to see it go when we renovated. In one of the photos you can even see the large soup pot which is the back right burner! A great stove with lots of character and thick insulated walls, a griddle too…..sigh…..

  2. cara says:

    I should have known DK wouldn’t have just any ole stove – thanks for the identification, Eray.

  3. Melissa says:

    I wish my mother had kept the sink that was in her brownstone kitchen. It is similar to the farmhouse sink above, except that it had a wider basin. It only needed to be reglazed, but she wanted a contemporary kitchen. :-/

  4. Becky says:

    Great kitchens – great contrast!

  5. JC says:

    I love DK Holland’s kitchen–the vaulted ceiling, the pendant lighting, the stove, and oh, that stove!

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