May 21, 2024

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A New Kitchen for a 1970s A-Frame

A New Kitchen for a 1970s A-Frame

How to gracefully incorporate a new kitchen in a vintage A-frame? The owners of this 1970s kit house in Springs, New York—the once affordable Hamptons hamlet that Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner called home—opted for a European-style kitchen systems approach. The couple, who are both in television production and come from the UK and Europe, had worked with Henrybuilt on their Manhattan kitchen and appreciated the company’s devotion to impeccable craftsmanship and clean-lined functionality.

For their A-frame, they chose the brand’s simpler, more affordable system, Space Theory. “The kitchen was designed to feel true to the house,” says Lisa Day of Space Theory. “The materials hearken to those from the age of the architecture: laminate, aluminum, and touches of wood that dialogue with the structure.” The results manage to look tailored and timelessly modern—and at home. See if you agree.

Photography courtesy of Space Theory.

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Above: The owners wanted to introduce a modern kitchen with the least amount of intervention. “They focused on the areas and items they touch and feel every day,” says Day. The cabinets are finished with Storm Grey laminate and anodized aluminum knobs, both from Space Theory and only sold as part of a complete design. The floor is finished with outsized porcelain tiles.

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Above: The living area is open plan and has its original knotty pine paneling. The mix of built-ins and freestanding elements, such as the Smeg fridge, was intentional—”eclectic like the rest of the house,” says Day.

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Above: Space Theory’s Opencase system of wall panels, here in anodized aluminum, were custom fit and serve as a backsplash kitted out with storage. The range is a 24-inch, four-burner Bertazzoni and the hood is by Futuro Futuro.