Understated Elegance for Historic Saratoga Home

Project Details
Designer: Ray Roberts
Cabinetry: Wood-Mode Framed Cabinetry
Wood: Perimeter – Maple; Island – Quarter Sawn Oak
Finishes: Perimeter – Nordic White; Island – Nut Brown
Door: Perimeter – Regent Recessed Inset; Island – Alexandria Recessed Inset
Countertop:  Perimeter – Soapstone; Island – Calacatta Marble
2016 CRBRA Best Kitchen Design, over $75,000

Perhaps one of my favorite projects of the year, this historic home on Broadway in Saratoga Springs deserved the finest of kitchens. And that it always fun to design. The real challenge here was to capture an understated elegance worthy of the history of the home, the street, the town itself. This particular refinement meant having the sum of the parts be greater than the whole…meticulous focus on every detail to create something grand but livable, historically appropriate but adapted for today’s modern family, luxe but quietly graceful. Some of the details include a beautifully detailed wooden hood, a rolling ladder to access the double stacked upper cabinets which feature antiqued mirror inserts, a substantial, grounding quarter sawn oak island in a contrasting nut brown finish as well as historically appropriate hardware contrasted with modern fixtures and lighting.