For the kitchen of the Corkellis house, the owner hired David Restorick, a furniture maker and friend, to build an island for storage and to wrap Ikea cabinets with oak for a customized look. He also built a staircase that doubles as display space for the owner’s vast collection of colorful cookware by the likes of Finel, Copco, Cathrineholm, Jens Quistgaard, and Stig Lindberg. About her collection of cookware, she comments: “I use accessories as the color in spaces so these items are an ...
Architect Rob Pyatt's box-shaped addition is the modern kid on the block, with distinctive corrugated-metal and wide-plank cladding. Behind the facade, uncommon materials share a common story with the neighborhood: Of design decisions driven by a desire to keep the next generation—and the planet—healthy and safe. Photo by: Dave Lauridsen
A Sustainable Brownstone Transformation in Brooklyn
Minimalist Kitchen! All of the Jenn-Air appliances, including the washer and dryer, are electric, as the owners asked the city to cut the gas line to the house. The kitchen cabinetry is from Ikea and features custom matte gray doors and Silestone countertops. The floorboards are reclaimed maple from an old tire factory, sanded and stained gray. Photo by: Hai Zhang
The architect covered the exterior in Pac-Clad, a metal roofing material, because it's "cost-effective, durable, maintenance-free, and comes in various colors," says Church. Photo by: David Robert Elliot
For the exterior and roof, Ewing chose Una-Clad corrugated-steel siding. The material, more commonly found on commercial buildings, is lightweight, durable, easy to maintain, and recyclable. Photo by Kyoko Hamada.