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This remodeled kitchen represents an effort to project the vocabulary of Richard Neutrathe houses original architectinto the present day.

Neutra Glen Residence, Stamford, Conn.

Neutra Glen Residence, Stamford, Conn.

  • This remodeled kitchen represents an effort to project the vocabulary of Richard Neutrathe houses original architectinto the present day.

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    This remodeled kitchen represents an effort to project the vocabulary of Richard Neutrathe houses original architectinto the present day.

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    Michael Biondo

    This remodeled kitchen represents an effort to project the vocabulary of Richard Neutra—the house’s original architect—into the present day.

  • The project clearly distinguishes between new and restoration.

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    The project clearly distinguishes between new and restoration.

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    Michael Biondo

    The project clearly distinguishes between new and restoration.

  • Stainless steel columnsso slender that they are practically two-dimensionalmark the path of the partition that isolated the original kitchen from the living and dining areas.

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    Stainless steel columnsso slender that they are practically two-dimensionalmark the path of the partition that isolated the original kitchen from the living and dining areas.

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    Michael Biondo

    Stainless steel columns—so slender that they are practically two-dimensional—mark the path of the partition that isolated the original kitchen from the living and dining areas.

  • Knife-edge stainless steel counters top the gloss-white base cabinets. The uppers are acid-washed steel.

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    Knife-edge stainless steel counters top the gloss-white base cabinets. The uppers are acid-washed steel.

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    Michael Biondo

    Knife-edge stainless steel counters top the gloss-white base cabinets. The uppers are acid-washed steel.

  • The new columns are nearly invisible when viewed head-on.

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    The new columns are nearly invisible when viewed head-on.

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    Michael Biondo

    The new columns are nearly invisible when viewed head-on.

  • Blackened steel plate wraps the doorway to the houses back hall.

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    Blackened steel plate wraps the doorway to the houses back hall.

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    Michael Biondo

    Blackened steel plate wraps the doorway to the house’s back hall.

  • The original kitchen.

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    The original kitchen.

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    Courtesy Joeb Moore + Partners

    The original kitchen.

  • The kitchen in axonometric view.

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    The kitchen in axonometric view.

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    Courtesy Joeb Moore + Partners

    The kitchen in axonometric view.

neutra glen residence, stamford, conn.
greenwich, conn.
joeb moore + partners

Joeb Moore’s work in this design/build restoration of a 1959 Richard Neutra house primarily consisted of returning the building to its original state. In the one area where the building required a significant update—a kitchen closed off from the living and dining areas—Moore strove, he says, for “a systematic extension of Neutra’s own thinking.” Replacing the offending partition with a pair of ultra-slim stainless steel columns, Moore inserted a steel-and-white kitchen that is obviously new but also “part of the original language of the house.” Our jury applauded the effort, calling the result “a restrained art form.”

 

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project credits

principal in charge: Joeb Moore, AIA, Joeb Moore + Partners; general contractor: Mark Rofls, JB Construction, Greenwich, Conn.; construction cost: Withheld; photography: Michael Biondo.


product details

cooktop: Fagor, www.fagoramerica.com; dishwasher: Miele, www.miele.com; kitchen fittings: Dornbracht, www.dornbracht.com; lighting fixtures: Axis Lighting, www.axislighting.com, USAI Lighting, www.usaillumination.com; oven: Dacor, www.dacor.com; paints: Benjamin Moore, www.benjaminmoore.com; refrigerator: General Electric, www.geappliances.com; skylights: Velux, www.velux.com