Seaside Kitchen


Through the years, this magnificent 1905 Colonial Revival has endured several alterations. Our mission was to remodel the kitchen and create an open family space with uninterrupted, breathtaking views of Long Island Sound. We selected the best of the home’s traditional vernacular and updated it for the client, a passionate cook. A stainless steel sink and countertop for the island was designed for prepping. A cozy breakfast nook and bar sink each have a view of the Sound. A custom-made hood, a reproduction of one found in a William Lawrence Bottomley home where I had the privilege of working, was commissioned for the client. To be sensitive to the height of the ceiling, a transom was created above the doorways with mirror rather than a window to the other side, while the hood, on axis with the sink and centered between the columns, has uninterrupted views of the sound. The ceiling, embellished with beaded board, is period perfect.

“Decoration is really about creating a quality of life, and a beauty in that life that nourishes the soul, that makes life beautiful. That’s what this is all about – not just what’s in and what’s out.”
—Albert Hadley

Photographer: Curtis Lew
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