Tour a Midcentury Modern Kitchen in Stonington

Architect Joeb Moore remodeled this space while preserving the home's unique construction.
Stonington Residence

Photography by David Sundberg

One might be surprised to find this Midcentury Modern marvel tucked among the quaint Colonial stone houses of historic Stonington. Architect Joeb Moore, of his eponymous Greenwich firm, recently took on the task of restoring the home, which was originally built by architect John Lincoln (the famous proponent of Quonset hut structures in WWII). Moore was challenged with providing a complete overhaul while preserving the home’s unique construction and paying homage to original materials such as granite, blackened steel and plywood.

In a renovated Midcentury Modern home, the kitchen pays homage to the original design with materials like polished concrete floors, blackened steel backsplash and raw stainless steel on the island countertop. Appliances include a Sub-Zero refrigerator, Wolf range and Franke sink. Photography by David Sundberg.

All of these materials are especially at play in the kitchen, where blackened stainless steel behind the range offers contrast for the island countertop’s raw stainless steel and architectural-grade concrete on the floor. “All we did was pour concrete and polish and wax it,” Moore explains, adding that the material picks up on the stone outside.

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Photography by David Sundberg

The landscape also gives the kitchen its unique layout: an open L-shape that affords a spacious range, roomy island, eat-in dining area and long wall of cabinetry that stretches to the center of the house and the mudroom—all open to the view of the meadow and waterfront beyond. “The shelves are natural wood, and the countertop is a white concrete, and everything is open to the outdoor space,” Moore explains. “That’s very key to all of our work. There is always this constant dialogue between the outside rooms and inside rooms.”

The print version of this article appeared with the headline: Main Character.