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    A marble-topped baking island, a Pietro Cardoza countertop on the opposite wall and simple flat cabinets combine to make an excellent kitchen for an avid baker and cook.

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    The sink cabinet is built into an exiting niche. The wall behind is lined with white penny tile, an ideal backdrop for the owner's collection of teapots and baking bins.

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    The low island looks offers an unrestricted view of the garden and the adjacent dining room.

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    A closet was partially removed to build in the refrigerator and wall cabinets, leaving archictectural details like corbels and moldings in place.

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    Thomas Tisch, a local beveled glass cutter who specializes in historical reproduction, made an identical pane of glass to replace a broken one. He uses tools and hand drawn patterns.

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    Green slate tub and sink surrounds, deck-mounted faucets and a custom space-saving cabinet with a useable storage drawer make this a comfortable space to rest and recharge.

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This four-story Brownstone had retained all of its original details.
Ornate plaster moldings, pocket doors and etched glass placed the home securely in the 19th century.

The owners wanted to update the kitchen, bath and bedrooms and add storage space without losing the home's history.