Except for the windows, doors, and some of the woodwork, the kitchen is completely new. There was nothing usable from the original space; even the floor joists had to be replaced. The kitchen measures 16' x 20', and has new, neo-colonial, all-wood cabinets. All drawers are easy-glide drawers; some have special features, like double-depth wooden cutlery trays and spice holders; almost every cabinet has pull-out shelves (only the narrowest cabinets don't). There is one tall pantry with slide-out shelves on the lower part. The counters and backsplashes are dark grey engineered stone with streaks and specks of dark green and dark beige. The appliances are stainless steel and were all purchased in 2005. The floors are a custom-designed Marmoleum, recreated to match a style from the 1930s. Marmoleum is the new, environmentally-sound alternative to old-fashioned linoleum and offers all the same benefits. It's completely non-toxic, totally biodegradable, resists bacteria, is self-healing, and so forth. The sink is huge and extra-deep. There is a super-hot water dispenser for making tea.
We designed the kitchen to be sensitive to the extraordinary windows. As a result, one of the window sashes has been lifted, in order to allow a countertop without destroying the original window opening.