A Kitchen With Character

Linoleum countertops with nailed aluminum edging provide a quirky yet practical touch. Fabricated from extra-wide sheets, the tops have no seams. Photographer: Claudio Santini

Written by Theresa McTammany
Styled by Char Langos
Photographed by Claudio Santini

For added sunlight, windows replace wall cabinets. Because privacy is not an issue, the windows are left unadorned—and open, whenever possible—to circulate fresh air. Photographer: Claudio Santini

Mounted on a brick wall, the ceiling lights would look like warning signals. In their current context, however, the fixtures’ simple geometry creates an elegant counterpoint to the “World of the Future” vibe of the clear, conical pendants (next slide). Photographer: Claudio Santini

Conical pendants Photographer: Claudio Santini

A pair of in-wall fans hark back to the ventilation installed in urban and suburban homes in the middle of the 20th century. Photographer: Claudio Santini

This large china sink imparts the requisite classic look, but it’s also fantastic for pretty much any size of dish or pan in the kitchen. Photographer: Claudio Santini

Both the look and layout of the kitchen help it flow neatly into the breakfast room. For continuity, flagstone pavers used on the patio also line the floor of the breakfast room. Photographer: Claudio Santini

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