in Fort Lee, NJ is a contemporary style penthouse.
The clients desired a minimalist appearance in
the kitchen while keeping it very functional at
the same time. Art in the kitchen space was of
great importance to the clients, which needed
to be accommodated by a lack of wall cabinet units
on most walls.
To maximize storage space while maintaining the
minimalist appearance that the clients desired
for most walls, all storage units were relegated
to one wall. This meant that the refrigerator
and stove units had to go on one wall which also
needed to hold all of the wall cabinets that were
going to exist in the entire space.
To address this challenge,
Modiani kitchens designed one tall cabinet unit
that is able to function efficiently enough that
it is a solid replacement for multiple wall cabinets
throughout the kitchen. The storage unit features
space for a pantry as well as spaces for plates
and cups. The unit also features a combination of
pull out steady shelves, making it possible to move
the shelves for added convenience and access to
Additionally, the clients extended the teak wood
that Modiani used to style the kitchen into the
study room in the home. To create an especially
impressive look in the study room, Modiani employed
1.5 inch panels for the shelves, which is twice
as thick as shelving for an office would typically
be. This thickness creates a perceived elegance
that complemented the rest of the penthouse.
The design specifications for this kitchen and study