Tuscan Traditional in Mahwah
Builder: Glen Lumia, Creative Design Construction and Remodeling Inc., Northvale
A three phase renovation of this Mahwah home culminated with this beautifully designed kitchen space. Seeking to strike a subtle tone that reads Tuscan-with-a-twist, Northvale-based builder Glen Lumia included such Old World accents as a hammered copper farm sink, travertine limestone, paint glazes and oil0rubbed bronze finishes.
“The overall look is elegant and traditional” Lumia says.
The spacious cherry center island, with seating for four, is the kitchen’s focal point and family command center.
“Its generous space for meal prep that doubles as a place for the homeowners’ son to do homework,” says Lumia, who chose warm St. Cecilia granite with an ogee edge for the island and perimeter countertops. Above this island, a pair of pendant light fixtures is a decorative addition to the room’s recessed and under-cabinet lighting.
Custom, ceiling-height cabinets are painted in maple cream with a mocha glaze, complementing the glass mosaic accents in the travertine limestone backsplash below the corbel-embellished mantel. The kitchens storage capacity is maximized thanks to twin space drawers flanking the Wolf cook top, a drawer beneath the double wall oven and a walk-in pantry.
In the adjacent bar area, Lumia opted for a darker, more dramatic look, pairing cherry cabinets with a Crema Bordeaux granite counter and backsplash. Glass-front display cabinets and an under-counter beverage refrigerator signal the bust family’s affinity for entertaining family and friends.