A patterned Moroccan tile floor adds spice to a stunning city penthouse kitchen
Walls of windows on three sides of a New York City penthouse kitchen provide glorious north, east and south views and light — effectively giving it the look of a conservatory. While this stunning architectural feature makes the kitchen totally unique, it also has an interesting impact on the cooking space.Everything here functions at waist level and below. That causes the charming Moroccan tile patterned floor to jump up visually – which to my way of thinking really does it justice.
These days it’s unusual to find a high end kitchen that lacks a pro-style range. In this case it’s no deficiency and any drawbacks of lower BTUs are likely offset by the lack of a vent hood blocking the terrace greenery. That’s a consideration since the kitchen also has access to significant planted outdoor space which extends the entertaining and dining space and offers an amenity that’s always prized in New York City.
A later photo, taken from a different angle, shows how designers Hermes Mallea and Carey Maloney, of M Group, gave the cabinets clean lines with simple slab fronts and inset pulls – nothing sticks out. Buff-colored honed marble counters keep things appropriately subdued and tie into the floor — that floor is equivalent having a fabulous kitchen rug. Also note that the retro range was replaced with a trio of white induction burners set into the counter top, with a shallow drawer below. A European size wall oven is installed underneath the drawer — so low it’s nearly on the floor. While it might suit the owner, the oven placement is less than ideal, even with racks that pull out easily.