Upper West Side Townhouse Beauty Awaits New Owner with Amazing Chef’s Kitchen
You’d expect perfection in any commercial kitchen, from the floor layout to equipment and storage. But home-based gourmet kitchens have something extra. They can match the functional utility, but the best of them also have an aesthetic gorgeousness that makes creating your art a true delight.
But where to go for inspiration? To the best of course, and that means touring the gourmet kitchens of Manhattan’s Upper West Side neighborhood, where the beautiful people live.
West 88th street runs between Central Park and the Hudson in the most glittering district of the most famous city in the world. Properties here change hands for breath-taking amounts, so you know there will be much to inspire.
This beautiful property at number 310, just down the road from Babe Ruth’s old digs, has a distinguished 100-year-old frontage. The rest of the building has been ravishingly restored giving height and space and elegance to what is essentially a wonderful family home.
The kitchen has been thoughtfully designed to cater for chef and co. The entire space is fitted for family, for all the raucous commotion of go-getting, dynamic young’uns full of things to do, games to play and people to be. The working area is set into one corner and the family flows, or gushes, between dining room and garden, from playroom downstairs to dining room and butler’s pantry. And while the commotion carries out all around, chef oversees all from the central island of calm. The heart and helm of the home.
The space has the innate beauty that comes with being designed for the cook. It flows seamlessly from preparation to pot, from stove to sink, with a functional beauty, and all with the top-class help of Miele, Sub-Zero and Wolf. It is aesthetically practical with cool Italian marble, clean white lines, and floods of light from the south facing garden and a ceiling polka-dotted with recessed lighting. Function and calm.
Kate Meier, the Corcoran agent who has the listing for this property, says the ideal buyer is family who lives the saying, “the kitchen is the heart of the home”.
The kitchen was thoughtfully restored with luxurious amenities, state-of-the-art appliances and designed with flow in mind, much like that of a restaurant’s where every access point and opportunity for space is taken into account.Kate Meier, Corcoran
What about the rest of the property? It’s as stunning as the kitchen. We will let the pictures speak for themselves.