visit JAN GLEYSTEEN
suite upstairs. An entry gallery connects the new
and old spaces and guides visitors into either the
family room or the kitchen.
The social and emotional center of the home
is the kitchen, a special place for Gleysteen’s wife,
Suzanne, a gourmet cook. It features Wolf double
ovens, a glass-front Sub-Zero refrigerator, warming
and chilling drawers, and several prep stations.
When it came to the kitchen island,
Gleysteen found inspiration from the television studio set of celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse.
“His guest diners sit in that curved island, watching him adoringly,” Gleysteen says. “I designed
our eating island with that in mind — a curved
arc where the family can watch Suzanne cook,
the exterior was
reconfigured in the
Stick Style of
shingles. The long
(below left) links
the new and old
spaces. The kitchen
(below right) is
and the large island
puts the chef at
Beyond the kitchen sits perhaps the most dramatic space in the house — the dining room.
“I wanted the room to feel like an Asian
tea pavilion, like a free-standing structure,”
Gleysteen says. An 11-foot-high ceiling, a
10-foot-long table, and clerestory windows pro-
vide an almost giddy sense of spaciousness.
When day fades, the mahogany-filled room
glows in reflected light from the Murano-glass
fixtures over the table and
the cove lighting above.