In an American manor house, a white kitchen has exceptional glass-door cabinets
In a house with exceptionally large spaces it’s often necessary to define the way each is used. That’s true in this jumbo white kitchen where an imposing see-through, glass-door upper cabinet is used as a screen between the breakfast room and working area of the kitchen. Interior illumination gives the cabinet a life of its own. Hovering above a double-wider counter, the cabinet creates a very open pass-through, just steps across the kitchen from the range. It also can serve as the primary prep space in this kitchen which has a U-shape plan, with a prep sink nearby. Essentially, the counter below the big glass cabinet functions as an island although it’s actually a peninsula. There is also butler’s pantry located in a space behind the main cooking center. For the kitchen, New York architects Ferguson & Shamamian used traditional English cabinet design and framed cabinets. A mosaic tile back splash is 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 as well as two additional cabinet walls where the main sink is located. Note the double warming drawer near the dining space and lovely cabinet refinements like the curved end near the door and soffit cabinets above.
(Source: Ferguson and Shamamian.com)
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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!)
Jane F says
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.