When it was time to do an almost full-gut remodel of an older condo in the Center City area of Philadelphia, these homeowners put a contemporary kitchen high on their wish list. To get the job done, they hired architect Anthony Miksitz and design-build firm Greenable to create a kitchen that fits their modern sensibilities (fiery orange backsplash, anyone?) and blends with the style of the renovated condo.
An orange-and-white palette was the starting point for the streamlined space. A quartz countertop wraps around from the stainless steel refrigerator to the end of the peninsula.
A mix of recessed and pendant lighting provides plenty of ambient and accent light, while undercabinet lighting illuminates tasks. All this is augmented by natural light from two windows in a dining area opposite the peninsula.
Jam sled bar stools: 25.63-inch base, Calligaris; countertop: Sleek Concrete, Caesarstone; cooktop: Bosch; oven and refrigerator: GE Appliances; hood: Zephyr; dishwasher: Miele
The custom cabinets are made of naturally finished rift-cut white oak, which Angelo Anastasio of Greenable describes as similar to quarter-sawn oak. The same material forms the facing on the peninsula.
Miksitz chose to leave the doors off some upper cabinets to break up the wall and provide display space for favorite serving pieces and cookbooks.
The designers introduced to the dining room new fixtures and furnishings, including a table with stainless steel legs and a bright white quartz top. The console, a piece from Ikea that the homeowners already had, fits in well with the rest of the room.