Not far from Manhattan, in the south of Brooklyn, we find the district of Bay Ridge, a town that seems to have remained static over time, characterized by elegant villas with a unique Victorian style, classic and Renaissance, with their perfectly maintained gardens overlooking the bay.
It is precisely in an important renovation of one of these characteristic residences that the RiFRA kitchen has contributed to the realisation of a contemporary project, creating an elegant and refined atmosphere.
The house, which has been so well cared for in every detail, is the result of the vision of the owners, a New York family, who are passionate about modern and timeless design.
RiFRA’s LINE kitchen, designed with a large central island, is striking for its black and white contrast, deliberately desired by the customer and accentuated by the choice of materials: white oak for the bases, black marble tops and black steel freestanding appliances.
The nobility of wood in a contemporary key is the must-have of New York.
The white oak of the bases gives a timeless natural style in perfect harmony with the finish, in white oak, chosen for the floating glass staircase in the middle of the room.
The black lacquered plinth and groove create a contrast, but at the same time act as a link with the top and the strictly freestanding appliances, giving personality to the environment without overwhelming the eye.
Interview with the homeowners
Omar and her family have just completed a renovation of a beachfront house in Bay Ridge. Can you explain to our readers, why this location and what impressed you about the house when you first visited it?
So, this property was very intriguing for me because I loved the location of the home. Bay ridge is a small part of Brooklyn which I have been born and raised in. My in-laws live around the corner and my parents live 2 blocks away. I always envisioned a white stucco home with black accents. Being this home is situated on the front of the lot, it gave me the opportunity to have a rather large backyard for a Brooklyn home. So basically, tearing the house down and building it back up gave us the opportunity to build a home how we wanted.
Can you explain the philosophy behind the renovation and the choice of materials and furnishings?
I have been lucky enough to live in several homes and condos over the last 5 years, so I have always loved to get ideas from many different placed I used what I have learned on numerous renovations and put together a vision that my wife and I loved. White oak was used as the main focal piece with our floating glass staircase. I also decided to accent our dining room ceiling with it. I always like to have my work have detail but at the same time never overwhelm the eye. As they always say, less is more, especially in-home design.
How did you know RiFRA and what attracted you to our product?
So, I was introduced to Rifra when my family and I lived at 1 john street for about a year and half.
We fell in love with the look and overall product. Its unique, modern and timeless.
How was the purchasing experience and the subsequent phases of working with the company? (design, delivery, installation, after sales)
So, overall, the RiFRA experience was pretty good. We had a mix up with a couple of pieces with delivery, but it was fixed with a few days.
Are you satisfied with your kitchen and your new home? What do you like best?
Yes, we do love our new home, my young children love their rooms, basement and backyard. My favourite part besides the backyard is the kitchen area. We have a huge island that’s great for entertaining. Our cabinetry is beautiful, and we get compliments all the time.
We thank our customers for their availability
It has been a pleasure for us to work and collaborate on the success of their project.
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