LocationNew York, NY

This newly constructed home is nestled directly on the beach in West Hampton Beach, New York, the perfect location for this large family’s frequent entertaining. And with an in-ground pool just outside the joined kitchen, dining, and great room, the exte – rior is absolutely sparkling. The family wanted the interior to be just as stunning, so they hired   Urban Homes and directed  them attention to the one room most important for their family time and entertaining needs—the kitchen. The biggest challenge Urban Homes faced was incorporating contemporary ele – ments into the fairly traditional space. Her solution was to use numerous door styles and finishes: a white matte lacquer on a shaker-style door, a gray/brown oak veneer on a shaker-style door, polished and brushed stainless steel shaker-style drawer fronts, and polished chrome and glass wall cabinets. This mix created a transitional aesthetic that includes a com – bination of clean lines and warm finishes. It was also essential that the kitchen be functional and comfortable for the large family and their guests. The open floor plan lets the kitchen area flow to the great room and dining room. It also opens to the patio and pool area via slid – ing glass doors. With the kitchen in full view of these adjoining areas, Doherty fully integrated some of the appliances such as the refrigerator and dishwasher for a built-in look. With entertaining in mind, she also added a buffet area sepa – rating the kitchen and great room. It is equipped with drawer storage, a beverage center, a wine cooler, and a marble coun – tertop that coordinates with the kitchen’s marble backsplash. This family and their friends are now living the good life in this beachside beauty