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5 Kitchen Islands to Gather Around


The kitchen is a place where guests naturally love to gather. Especially around the holidays, we congregate at the heart of the home where sweet treats, oven roast, and memories are made. At its center? The beloved kitchen island. We’ve gathered five of our modern kitchen islands that are more than worthy of hosting the holidays.

Southampton Estate - Pembrooke & Ives - Open & airy kitchen featuring stainless steel triple hood,...
Southampton Estate, Photography by Read McKendree

Southampton Estate

Warm and neutral in tone, the modern kitchen island of our Southampton Estate has seating for five alongside amble storage for a highly functional design. The stone base matches that of the oven backsplash, unifying the expansive open kitchen as one filled with rich materiality.

West Village Penthouse - Pembrooke & Ives Modern kitchen with glossy white cabinetry, two-tone...
West Village Penthouse, Photography by Genevieve Garruppo

West Village Penthouse

The two-tier kitchen island in our West Village Penthouse showcases a black stone bar-height counter layered over the existing light Taj Mahal stone counter. This contrast adds definition to the kitchen prep space, and the inclusion of the bar creates seating for guests to watch over the meal being prepared.

Madison Square Park - Modern kitchen in NYC apartment featuring whote cabinetry, gray backsplash,...
Madison Square Park, Photography by Pieter Estersohn

Madison Square Park

The contemporary Madison Square Park kitchen features white high gloss lacquer cabinetry paired that shines when the natural light floods the space. The grey stone that drapes over the kitchen island creates seating for four, or the opportunity to slide the stools under the counter and stand around. The rich wood elements bring a warmth  in keeping with the mid-century modern aesthetic of the home.

Watermill Cottage - Transitional kitchen in Watermill Cottage, Long Island, NY. White & stainless...
Watermill Cottage, Architecture by Peter Schulte

Watermill Cottage

The kitchen island of our Watermill Cottage maximizes storage with base cabinets flanking both sides. The metal mesh inlay of the doors with the surrounding metal bead is a detail typical often used in Pembrooke & Ives projects to achieve a clean, contemporary look and a nod to the industrial professional kitchens of restaurants.

Lost Tree Way - Modern kitchen in Palm Beach, FL home with stainless steel and white tones. Interior...
Lost Tree Way, Photography by Stephen Kent Johnson

Lost Tree Way

The expansive kitchen in our Lost Tree Way project offers plenty of ceiling height and neutral tones for light and air to circulate freely. The Florida-based home design embraces the warmer climate, with an interior that reflects a coastal style of living.

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