08 Jan KITCHENS DESIGNED TO INSPIRE
Array of international luxury brands featured at The Laurel
Rising on prestigious Rittenhouse Square as the tallest new residential tower in Philadelphia, The Laurel’s grand Sky Residences, Estate Residences, and Penthouses fulfill a vision for the next generation of contemporary condominium living.
Complementing the unrivaled views and expansive, stylish interiors are kitchens to impress even the most accomplished gourmet cook. The social center of any gracious home, these Euro-style kitchens flow into open living, dining and social areas. Curated from best-in-class manufacturers around the world, premium fixtures and appliances highlight kitchens designed to elevate culinary skills and inspire residents to entertain friends and family like never before.
Supervising the collections for kitchens at The Laurel is Fretz, one of the nation’s leading luxury brand specialists since 1932. Serving generations of customers throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Fretz’s showroom at the Philadelphia Navy Yard has been a local favorite for those creating the area’s most stylish and best-equipped kitchens.
The array of international elite brands featured in kitchens at The Laurel include true hallmarks of innovative cooking technology and peerless craftsmanship:
Wolf Cooktops and Ovens
The unmatched quality of Wolf stainless steel gas cooktops, ovens and microwaves has been refined through more than eight decades of use in commercial kitchens. The technology, durability, and design of these American-made appliances has made them the choice of many of the world’s top chefs and the delight of every homeowner about to create their next meal.
Kitchens at The Laurel will include the new Wolf 30” M series built-in single oven. Its advanced features take the guesswork out of even the most challenging dishes. Ten precision cooking modes enable the oven to deliver optimal heat and airflow for beautifully browned roast chicken, perfect chocolate chip cookies…even Beef Wellington and spinach soufflé.
In addition, kitchens at The Laurel also include built-in steam ovens by Wolf. Combining steam and convection, this oven uses unique digital technology to sense the amount and size of the food being prepared and automatically adjusts all the details of cooking to achieve results never before accomplished at home. Perfect for everything from baked bread and roast prime rib, the Wolf steam oven even enhances the flavors of leftovers.
Residences at The Laurel include premium built-in Sub-Zero refrigerator-freezers. Founded in 1945, American-made Sub-Zero refrigerator-freezers are legendary for their elegant design and exceptional performance. They can be a stylish centerpiece of a kitchen or blend in with handsome cabinetry – whatever suits the whims of the resident and their interior designer.
Residents of The Laurel will appreciate the Sub-Zero 36” Built-in Over-and-Under Refrigerator because it keeps food fresher longer with the most advanced food preservation technology available. In addition to preserving flavor, this design also enhances healthy living with an air purification system inspired by NASA research and advancements.
While Miele dishwashers feature clean lines and timeless elegance, it is their performance and durability that is most noteworthy around the world. The German company’s ‘Forever Better’ promise is due, in great part, to the fact that Miele is the only manufacturer in the industry to test products to the equivalent of 20 years of use.
The Miele 24″ EcoFlex dishwasher will give Laurel residents more quality time with loved ones because its QuickIntenseWash cleans in only 58 minutes. The model also has a proprietary Knock2Open feature — simply knock twice on the door and it will open automatically. The dishwasher is also characterized by a handsome design and can be monitored remotely from a smart phone using the convenient Miele@mobile app.
Close a day with a stroll along the Riverwalk, and you’ll notice the University of Tampa’s signature silver minarets glowing in the evening sky. An LED light installation glows on the walls of the Tampa Museum of Art. The arched canopies that provide shade during the day are lit with color by night, providing a unique ambiance to our treasured Tampa Riverwalk.
Known as the “Rolls-Royce” of kitchen faucets, the attention to detail and brilliant craftsmanship of Dornbracht faucets make them a thing of beauty – hand casted, sanded, and polished in the company’s studio in Germany.
Complementing the impressive design of kitchens at The Laurel are the modern TARA ULTRA fixtures. The geometric shape allows for seamless integration into each kitchen’s unique design. Beyond its beauty, the particularly tall, slender spout gives great freedom to work with large pots and pans. In addition, the award-winning design of TARA ULTRA is highly versatile, allowing it to harmonize with many different materials and colors.
Premium Kitchen Features
In addition to the most elegant and coveted appliances and fixtures available today, The Laurel includes an impressive array of premium features in each kitchen:
- Contemporary European cabinetry with soft close drawers and doors
- Selection of full overlay doors with wood veneers and gloss lacquer finishes
- Contemporary European pantry cabinet or pantry closet per plan
- Under cabinet kitchen lighting
- Waterfall edge countertops
- Stainless steel under-mount sink
- Premium faucets
- Recessed lighting and prewired junction box over kitchen island
- Garbage disposal
A limited collection of new Sky Residences from the $2 millions are now available at The Laurel.
Visit TheLaurelRittenhouse.com for more information or call 215-977-9777.
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