These chic custom cabinets will have you craving more time in the kitchen

By Jennifer Laing | October 2, 2015 - 2:30PM

Even in NYC, our kitchens, no matter how small, are the hearts of our homes.  Given how much time we spend there—prepping,  cooking, eating, drinking, schmoozing and even working (if a desk fits), they ought to be as beautiful as they are functional. These kitchens all feature bespoke cabinetry that, besides inspiring envy among family members and guests,  may even inspire non-foodies to whip up a menu of mouth-watering meals.    

As if the 41st-floor view wasn’t enough to give the eat-in kitchen of this two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath condo at 641 Fifth Avenue (yours for $6.988 million) an edge, the custom Poggenpohl cabinets and the rare, tailor-made, three-inch-thick single-slab granite countertops certainly will.

Just because studio-dwellers have a reputation for eating out doesn't mean they don’t enjoy cooking, too. The open chef’s kitchen of this alcove studio in the Visionaire at 70 Little West Street (on the market for $925,000) was designed with top-of-the-line appliances and custom bamboo cabinetry that will inspire many a home-cooked meal. 

For a contemporary look, nothing beats the kitchen of this three-bedroom, four-bath condo at 90 Lexington Avenue, (priced at $4.429 million), which includes cabinetry fashioned from stylish European oak that seamlessly conceals the space’s Sub-Zero refrigerator, while complimenting the polished Glassos slab countertop, antique grey marble slab backsplash, Dornbracht fixtures and Bertazzoni double-oven and cooktop.

It’s easy to overlook the polished concrete countertops, gleaming Waterworks fixtures and sparkling stainless-steel Miele appliances in the light-filled, windowed kitchen of this four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath penthouse at 425 West 50th Street (for sale at $13.995 million), thanks to the stunning beauty of the custom-made cabinetry—courtesy of UK-based cabinet-maker, Smallbone of Devizes.

Created by NYC “contractor to the stars” Stephen Fanuka, the custom cabinets of this NoMad kitchen at 50 West 29th Street (priced at $4.340 million) deliver storage aplenty, including lots of quiet-close drawers and cupboards, specially designed shelves for wine, and clever cabinets to conceal the Sub Zero refrigerator and wine cooler, not to mention the built-in LG washer and dryer.


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