Double the Fun: Kitchens, Bathrooms and More

By Aura "Kymi" Manjarrez

It's no secret that sometimes there is no room or time to spend even a few minutes with your partner. One has to make do. And, with the rising popularity of double bathrooms, architects and interior designers are finding that adding two of everything allows for couple time to happen, in addition to aesthetic enhancement. The new "double bathroom", turns out, is double kitchens.

Cooking by itself is fun, even when we're terrible at it. And it is even more fun when done with someone else, which is why double kitchens come in handy. Developers and designers are meeting the needs of couples who enjoy cooking as a team by implementing two of every appliance into sprawling kitchens, all while maintaining a streamlined look.

Gramercy Square

Gramercy Square

A prime example of this can be seen at Gramercy Square, where thanks to the sprawling layouts, the Boutique kitchens have plenty of space and double-everything.Featuring two integrated Sub-Zero refrigerators, two top-of-the-line ovens and a split stovetop, there is no such thing as too many cooks in the kitchen at Gramercy Square.

Below we leave two examples of this rising trend; take a look if it interests you!

One West End | 1 West End Avenue


At One West End,, every residence features custom, Jeffrey Beers-designed Scavolini kitchens, which are perfect for couples who enjoy cooking together. Select residences feature two ovens, two dishwashers, two separate sinks, separate baking stations and coffee stations. Each eat-in kitchen features Dornbracht fixtures; walnut cabinets with champagne matte glass panels; and Calacatta Borghini marble on the waterfall edge countertops, backsplash, and cabinetry framing. Appliances include a Wolf cooktop, range, and two ovens, a Sub-Zero refrigerator and wine refrigerator and two Miele dishwashers. A built-in coffee system by Miele, a separate baking station and a bar station will please even the most discerning chefs.

Elad Group and Silverstein Properties’ 1 West End is the preeminent residential tower on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The 42-story tower is the first and tallest condominium to come to market within the new neighborhood of Riverside Center, the master plan providing 3.2 acres of green space and a new K-8 public school.

160 Leroy Street


Situated in the West Village, Ian Schrager's iconic 160 Leroy building was designed by Pritzker Prize winning architects Herzog & de Meuron. The bespoke layouts of the 57 one-of-a-kind apartments were designed for the modern lifestyle—open floor plans to accommodate both entertaining and family life, with just the right amount of privacy. The spacious family room connects to the eat-in kitchen designed by Bulthaup with Scandinavian larch wood cabinets and hand selected sivec marble slab countertops and backsplash that will please all chef couples. The appliances are fully integrated including a Sub-Zero refrigerator, Wolf oven, Gaggenau cooktop and Miele dishwasher. The kitchen is complemented by a professional enclosed Chef's Kitchen; a modern, rethought European-style larder complete with a Sub-Zero freezer and wine refrigerator and Wolf steam oven.

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