7 Of The Most Elegant European Kitchens In The U.S.
1. 432 Park Avenue, New York, New York
It should come as no surprise that a condo in New York makes this list. NYC is a centerpiece in the global real estate market and is home to some of the most luxurious homes in the world. 432 Park Avenue is no exception. Completed in late 2015/early 2016, it is currently the tallest residential building in the world at 1,396 feet high. The kitchen in this home is a custom eat-in European-style kitchen with modern overhead cabinets and more traditional wood paneling on the lower cabinets. You typically see either exposed or hidden appliances but this home features both. And of course, you can’t ignore the view — but that speaks for itself.
2. 900 Biscayne Bay Boulevard, Miami, Florida
Southern Florida is another major influencer in U.S. style that brings its own uniqueness to the table. This Miami residence highlights that style with a lovely contemporary kitchen featuring overhead swing-up cabinets and exposed, brushed metal appliances. With most warm-area homes, lighter colors are almost exclusively used, but in this case the kitchen blends light surfaces and paint with dark cabinets.
3. Terrazzo, 700 12th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville has always been a hub of culture in the Southern United States, known mainly for its unparalleled country music scene. The city is once again making a name for itself, this time as an up-and-coming tech hub. This 15-floor, 117-unit building is located in the trendy neighborhood known as “The Gulch,” and it features kitchens that give a nod to both the old—through its rich, dark crafted cabinets and hardwood floors—and the new—the modern, playful layout, hi-tech appliances, and the building is the first LEED Certified Condo Building in Nashville. Plus, we love that the name Terrazzo is Italian (meaning “terrace”).
4. The Fifth at Royal Oak, 432 South Washington Avenue, Royal Oak, Michigan
Detroit is a surprise new destination for the tech industry, recently making the number 9 position on Forbes’s list of cities that are creating the most tech jobs (tech giants like Microsoft and Amazon have recently moved in). Not surprisingly, there are also some beautiful new residences popping up in the surrounding area, like this 18-story, 72-unit building in the popular Detroit suburb of Royal Oak (which was also the setting for the popular 1990s show Home Improvement). The low chair seating around the island and the trimmed, tall cabinets in dusky wood exude Midwest charm with big city elegance.
5. Six9One Residences, 691 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts
Located in Boston’s Historic South District, the 40 residences at Six9One are found within a beautiful brick façade that blends with the historical vibe of the neighborhood. The dark, rich wood of the floors combined with the white marble countertops lend an elegant feel to the kitchen. The blocky black cabinetry and metal handles and appliances make these custom kitchens feel sturdy and functional. Overall, the combination of classic elegance and industrial chic make these kitchens quite posh and modern.
6. Tower at OPOP, 411 North 8th Street, St. Louis, Missouri
Another Midwest gem is found south in St. Louis, Missouri, on the city’s famous Washington Avenue, which has been named one of the 10 best streets in the United States. In a city known for its delicious homey cuisine, the kitchens in this 25-story building are economical, bright, and modern – perfect for when you want to try out some home cooking for yourself and your friends and family in the heart of the city.
7. The Seymour, 251 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York, New York
The final kitchen on our list brings us back to New York City – this time to the trendy Chelsea neighborhood. This new, modern building (built in 2015) features luxury kitchens, with marble backsplash, a mixture of light and dark wood for the custom kitchen cabinetry, and impeccable lighting. The result is a bright, modern space with a European elegance.