“The style of my kitchen is Italian contemporary, and it was important to me to have an open layout with a lot of light and warmth,” Colaneri says. “I love to entertain for family and friends, so having a low maintenance space with a large prep area was a priority. When selecting products, I looked for unique appliances that really stand out, and give the kitchen a very custom feel.”
The kitchen anchors one end of the home, which is located on a 2.15-acre site in Ramsey, New Jersey, and was custom built from the ground up. The 4,000-square-foot house includes touches of ipe, corrugated metal, and stone veneer on the outside. “Inside I used a lot of wood salvaged from a 200-year-old barn,” Colaneri says. “It is truly my contemporary barn I always envisioned living in.”
The kitchen wraps around the back wall and is set off by an island workspace. Colaneri used Cree LED lighting throughout the project.
The countertops are Silestone / Dekton by Cosentino, and the appliances are from Bertazzoni.
Colaneri hosted members of the media for a private tour of his home on Tuesday, March 24.