A Brooklyn family reimagines a traditional household hub.
Given the opportunity to conjure a dream kitchen from scratch, passionate home cooks and pros might be tempted to construct a temple of modern efficiency. Sarah Karnasiewicz, digital food editor of sister publication Real Simple, had something different in mind when she moved into the late 19th-century Brooklyn, New York, town house she shares with her husband, Joe Tuzzo, and their 3-year-old son, Sam. "I wanted it to feel true to the house in the way that kitchens would have back in the day," she says. "It's not that I wanted to do a historical re-creation, but I wanted something that felt like the rest of the house."