Happy and Unique
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Behind the island, a long wall of cabinets, also crafted and installed by Metropolitan, provides ample storage, and matching panels conceal the Sub-Zero refrigerator and Miele dishwasher. The Electrolux induction cooktop was a serendipitous selection. “I wanted to have a gas stove more than almost anything in the
whole kitchen,” says Nissinen, but there were no gas lines coming into the building, and getting one would have been an exorbitant expense. “Joe had to drive
me kicking and screaming to induction,” says Nissinen, “but I tried it and I’m a
guests congregate at the reclaimed white oak bar (left) while
Nissinen prepares food on the other side of the island (above).
Inspired by a sushi bar, it is the ideal work space for slicing fresh-caught tuna. Nissinen offers up individual servings of his Tuna Crudo
(facing page, left). The dining area (facing page, right) is denoted
by a distinctive white-painted brick wall. “The whole area feels so
much more organic now,” says Nissinen. “With all the spaces open to
one another, it’s much more comfortable; everyone can be together.”