Local area residents generously opened their doors last Sunday to reveal 10 stunningly designed kitchens in an effort to raise funds for Rivertown Film. Dubbed the Kitchen Tour de Force, these spectacular kitchens varied in styles ranging from an eclectic kitchen set in a revolutionary era home to a 21st century kitchen set in a 20th century condominium.
Old world charm prevailed in kitchens inspired by Tuscan Villa and French Provencal architecture, as well.
There were scores of sponsors, volunteers and attendees to appreciate the ten homes available to tour in Piermont, Grand View-on-Hudson and the Nyacks. Singularly unique in their own way, the diversity in style and character of each provided broad appeal for anyone in attendance.
Below is just a sampling of the designs to which participates were treated:
An Upper Nyack Victorian Home, built in 1854, has been the setting to such films as Stepmom—starring Susan Sarandon—and The Bounty Hunter with Gerard Butler. Complete with a stream running through the property, the house also commands expansive Hudson River views.
And the dinner guests?
The breakfast room was cleverly set for Jennifer Aniston, Brooke Shields and Susan Sarandon, all of whom have filmed at the house. While they might not have arrived for dinner, the hosts were prepared in the event the illustrious guests decided to arrive.
Attendees unable to holiday in Europe experienced the next best thing in two homes inspired by old world charm.
What was once a simple white Formica kitchen in Upper Nyack has been transformed into an elegant space outfitted with cabinets imported from France, an eight hundred pound natural stone sink and even a table top re-purposed from the dance floor of a French chateau.
A Tuscan influenced 1873 home in Grand View-on-Hudson welcomed guests with a Wisteria covered trellis. Once inside, guests were able to delight in the travertine floor, maple cabinets with glass doors and a generous space for the wine collection.
Contemporary designs were on display, as well.
Dubbed the "futuristic" kitchen, a condominium in Piermont projected future modernity with an acid-washed concrete floor, two stainless steel refrigerators, and custom made cabinets with tempered glass doors.
At the Clermont in downtown Nyack, Julian Mostel was a great reminder that kitchens are for cooking. Mostel explained his design while preparing home made soup.
"I don’t cook all the time, but it’s really great when I do," Mostel said referring to the Hudson view afforded by the open view design plan.
Rivertown Film, based in Nyack, NY is dedicated to promoting and encouraging appreciation in motion pictures. They offer regular film screenings, support local film makers and provide a host of educational programs.
All proceeds from the event benefit Rivertown Film.
For the remainder of the kitchens on the tour, let the photos speak for themselves!