Then add layers of white, reflective surfaces: crisp quartz countertops, classic subway tiles, a large sink, painted wall elements that disappear on the wall, high-quality glazed appliances and a glossy plank ceiling. In the mix and there to stay: black stone counters along the perimeter, marble on the island, white tile walls on the meter, black panel windows and open shelves to channel light instead of tall cabinets. This classic country kitchen with its warm cherry wood cabinet, large pine floors, polished granite countertops and stainless steel appliances still seems ready for prime time 25 years after construction. Who would have thought a wood kitchen would be so light and spacious? Cross it out in the cabinet and in the quarterly sawn white oak floors, which have a slight limestone formation. Over time, the design of the kitchen has blurred the boundaries between the kitchen and the living room, borrowing from the surfaces and furnishings of the reception rooms of the house. That’s what makes this Victorian-inspired kitchen so successful: vibrator-style pine cabinets, open shelves, a pearl-wrapped island adorned with feet, professional-style stone counters and appliances. Chamotte sinks and simple wall-mounted faucets accent a square sink made of light white oak sawn quarterly.