While New York is often known for its on-the-go lifestyle, sometimes entertaining at home is just what the doctor ordered. Especially in this dreary weather. But this calls for just the right space to do so.
Life at home often orbits around the kitchen island. Long a place to prepare meals or mingle over cocktails, the island is arguably one of the most practical kitchen design elements. Now, designers are giving islands a serious upgrade, creating sleek platforms with built-in features that make smart use of space—without sacrificing style.
If the cold weather has sparked the urge to entertain indoors, get inspired by some of the latest and greatest kitchen islands, found in a few of the city’s most sought-after luxury residential developments.
Inside the spacious lofts at 150 Wooster in Soho’s Historic Cast-Iron District, developer and designer KUB outfitted the kitchens with Imperial Danby marble, which was used for the islands, countertops and cabinet faces. The marble was sourced from the largest underground marble quarry in the world, which happens to be in Vermont, and is the same quarry used for some of Washington D.C’s most famous monuments—including the Thomas Jefferson Memorial—as well as Martha Stewart’s very own kitchen! With an island like this, your guests will be flocking to it just for the design alone! Appetizers and cocktails will just be an added bonus.