Asked to describe their 1887 sandstone-and-granite fixer-upper, in Stamford, Connecticut, Chuck and Claudia Jepsen say it's "a masculine Queen Anne," a style they paid homage to by filling the kitchen with wood, stone, and brass.
Nothing about the project happened quickly. After 10 years with a "temporary" kitchen in the dining room, the couple—enthusiastic hosts and the parents of two boys—finally had the wherewithal to open up and temporarily equip what was the butler's-pantry area.
Homeowner Chuck Jepsen works at his long-awaited marble-topped island.
Pendant fixtures: Visual ComfortMarble island top:
New England Stone; Milford, CT; 203-876-8606