Spacious Kitchen Receives Aquatic Makeover

  • Rebecca Reynolds, principal of New Canaan Kitchens, LLC of New Canaan, CT, created the design for this large, multi-entry kitchen, which centers around a large fish tank. The tank provided both the inspiration for the design as well as the biggest challenge to it.
  • The presence of life the tank created within the kitchen led Reynolds to select earthy elements and colors. She specified granite countertops in a pastiche of muted pistachio green shades and deep azure, with bands of bronze veined throughout. Custom alder cabinetry is featured in both base and wall-hung cabinetry in two different stains: deep honey on the perimeter, and a stain two shades darker on the island.
  • The designer specified a variety of appliances for the clients, a busy pair with young children, including a Viking 48" dual-fuel cooktop, with a bronze/brushed stainless steel RangeCraft hood above it; a 48" refrigerator, also from Viking; a double-bowl “beach” sink from Franke, and a variety of products from Sub-Zero’s 700 series, including refrigerator drawers and wine refrigeration within the butler’s pantry, which Reynolds also designed. Two sets of dishwashers were included, as well as two trash pull-outs, and two microwaves, all split between the perimeter workspaces and the functional island.
  • The butler’s pantry features a third dishwasher, onyx countertops and a Linkasink hammered copper bar sink crowned by a weathered bronze faucet.

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