St. Charles Cabinets

St. Charles Cabinetry has been chosen for some of the most celebrated residences in America. Legendary 20th-century homes, such as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House (above),  were designed with St. Charles Cabinetry . For those of us with mid-century modern homes, when faced with a kitchen remodel, we have often gone to great lengths to restore our existing St. Charles cabinets, and source additional cabinets through dealers or even on ebay. When we moved into our 1950′s ranch, we had the St. Charles cabinets original to our home electrostatic painted. When we purchased the house, the cabinets were peach. We painted them original high gloss white. They are as good as new, and it was quite a transformation.

St. Charles cabinets are worth restoring. They are tough, steel cabinets which stand the test of time. They are simple and timeless, and inherently modern. These cabinets are designed and built in the U.S., and are made from 70% recycled content, and the finished product is 98% recyclable. Doesn’t get any better than that. Or does it?

St. Charles Cabinets are now owned by Viking. This is great news for those looking to do restoration work, or even install a new simple, timeless, modern kitchen. I was thrilled to learn that Richard Meier is leading the charge with a new generation of architects choosing St. Charles Cabinetry for their projects. With the reintroduction, enhancements to the original design make this classic hard to resist.  Finish options have been expanded to include a palette of stainless steel and 24 powdercoat paint finishes, glass fronts, modernized storage options and base cabinets that even arrive prewired for lighting.

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