The owners of this beautiful 1880s Victorian Mansion wanted an up-to-date kitchen that would still look appropriate to the period when viewed from the front parlors. They also wanted to be able to feel cozy when only the two of them were home, as well as have enough room for caterers and large gatherings. The two working islands help distribute the work zones allowing for one or several cooks. The cabinets were designed to look like furniture, by incorporating two wood species (mahogany and cherry), different heights and depths, and lots of millwork details. The oven and microwave are hidden in a special, UL-approved cabinet with punched tin doors. When the doors are open, the electrical to the appliances is activated. The antique stained glass ceiling was an online auction house find. Installed above the two islands, the glass is backed by lights.