Great White Kitchen

In an American manor house, an English-style kitchen of exceptional size

An imposing see-through, illuminated upper cabinet with glass doors on two sides is the defining feature of this super-size white kitchen. Acting like a room divider, the cabinet glamorously screens the view from the breakfast area into the cooking center. Since it hovers above the counter, there’s still a functional pass-through and serving space atop the base cabinet. (The butler’s pantry can be glimpsed beyond). New York architects Ferguson & Shamamian’s traditional English design includes classically framed cabinets and a mosaic tile back splash matched to granite counters. A Viking range, iconic cargo pendant lights and careful detailing add to the stately home effect.

Looking across the kitchen from the range side gives a cooks-eye view of the dining area which is concealed by the base cabinets and screened by the double-sided glass uppers. Note the double warming drawer and lovely cabinet refinements like the curved end near the door and soffit cabinets above.

(Source: Ferguson and

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2 Responses to Great White Kitchen

  1. Christine November 14, 2011 at 1:55 am #

    These cabinets with glass on both sides is EXACTLY what I’ve been looking for. Photos of this kind are difficult to come by. It will make explaining it to my husband SO much easier! Thank you for posting them. (I covet this kitchen!)

  2. Jane F November 29, 2011 at 6:47 pm #

    I agree Christine. I’m not much for upper cabinets but if you can see through them, like these, that’s a big improvement. I love the light in those, too. If I add a built in to my kitchen, I want to do glass like these — with glass on the sides and perhaps on the bottom as well.

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