Calacatta, a favorite Italian marble, shines as a multi-surface focal point in a sky high Chicago kitchen.
Calacatta d’oro is a choice Italian kitchen marble from Carrara, one sought-after for its highly recognizable, richly figured caramel and grey veining. It is also very durable. With its price at a premium — and manufacturers knocking off the look in porcelain tile – leveraging the lofty cost by using this lovely stone as a focal point in a kitchen is smart design.
Calacatta takes center stage in this elegant minimalist kitchen in a Chicago loft by Michael Richman. Most notably there is the large slab centered behind the streamlined chimney hood on the range wall. Calacatta is also used on the counters with a neatly under mounted sink together with Dornbracht’s Tara Profi faucet in front of the kitchen window to the upscale bona fides.
Slab-front cabinets, fitted with brushed stainless bar pulls. are favored by architects. So is the flush Sub Zero wall of built in refrigeration behind stainless doors. Wood flooring, run on the diagonal, helps widen the space visually. The aesthetics here and flush, concealed and disciplined — the essence of kitchen cool.
Another view of the kitchen, with its panoramic views, shows how calacatta marble was used on the top of a custom dining table adjacent to the kitchen. The side of the stainless steel refrigerator faces into the eating area. Bertoia side chairs fitted with vinyl seat pads to point up the red in the Andy Warhol soup can image.
(Source: Michael Richman Interiors)
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