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Located on the 9th Floor of the prestigious Architects & Designers Building in Manhattan, American Classic Kitchens serves the greater New York City Area – including Westchester, Long Island and the Hamptons. A leading Wood-Mode and Brookhaven Custom Cabinetry dealer, ACK was founded in 1994 and designs timeless, highly functional, flexible, and artistically fashioned kitchens. Our dedicated and experienced staff work tirelessly to meet our clients’ highest expectations, and we are proud of our “People First” approach. We invite you to visit our beautiful kitchen showroom and gallery in the heart of NYC and experience our award-winning passion for design.

 

Our Team

Our collective skill is the result of years of combined experience in the industry. Our team is dedicated to understanding even the most sophisticated clientele, while creating spectacular designs to match their visions. Our talented staff of designers and installers, led by Anna Mesaikos, has achieved national recognition for its creativity and workmanship. Excellence in cabinet and kitchen design is ingrained in our culture and we are proud to serve the greater New York City area.

 

Anna Mesaikos, President

Anna Mesaikos, President

As leader of the design team, Anna sees her beautiful kitchen showroom and gallery as an extension of the brands she represents. She spent her formative years immersed in the arts, which laid the groundwork for her career as a designer.
Anna is drawn to the challenge of space conceptualization and has dedicated her professional life to moving the kitchen
and cabinetry design world forward.

Anna’s grandmother introduced her to the world of Mediterranean cooking. Preparing interesting and healthy meals has since
become a family tradition. So much time spent in the kitchen with her own family is a large part of Anna’s motivation for wanting to design beautiful and functional kitchens for her clients and their families.

For Anna, the rewards of a hard day’s work include a combination of yoga, dance, and pilates.

Zhanna Kotov, Senior Designer

Zhanna Kotov, Senior Designer

Zhanna’s architectural background includes time spent creating custom designs for kitchens and beyond. Using those technical skills, combined with her exquisite and sophisticated sense of style, Zhanna is a very important part of the ACK team.

In her free time, Zhanna designs a line of one of a kind custom jewelry and creates her own custom knitted dresses.

Lavern Brown, Administrator

Lavern Brown, Administrator

Lavern is the heart of American Classic Kitchens. She handles all customer service and coordinates schedules
for our contractors. Her kindness and patience are true virtues for us. She understands the inconveniences that can arise with projects and keeps a helpful ear tuned to our customers’ needs at all times.

Cooking is one of Lavern’s great passions, her specialties include soul food and Spanish cuisine. Raised in New York, the arts play an important role Lavern’s life. Her most important role as mother of two girls leaves little time for dull moments.

Timeline

 

1994 Grand Opening /Cooking Demo

1994 Grand Opening /Cooking Demo

The main event of our grand opening was a cooking demonstration with famous chef Karitas Sigurdsson-Mitrogogos.

1995 French Designer Showhouse

1995 French Designer Showhouse

We worked with architect Jane Victor on this reinterpretation of the unique style of the French Colonialism of Indochina.Our perimeter cabinets and Island were a special distressed pine. Done in our Lancaster Recessed Square door style.

1995 South Hampton Showhouse with designer Barbara Ostrum

1995 South Hampton Showhouse with designer Barbara Ostrum

One of our finest collaborations, a beautiful white country kitchen.

2005 Trump Park Avenue Show house with Veranda Magazine

2005 Trump Park Avenue Show house with Veranda Magazine

ACK designed this kitchen for the Master Bedroom Suite of Trump Park Avenue with architect Erica Broberg.
The interior features Wood-Mode cabinetry, with a Tarsia Door in Cherry Wood.

Bloomingdale's at 59th Street and Lexington Wood-Mode display

Bloomingdale's at 59th Street and Lexington Wood-Mode display

Currently on display, our custom cabinetry work is located on the 6th floor of the small appliance department.

Testimonials

For 20 years, American Classic Kitchens has designed and installed award-winning kitchens. We have continually achieved recognition for our creativity and collaborative designs, but our customer testimonials validate our “People First” ingrained throughout our entire team. Every design we complete is a new and exciting experience, and knowing we have helped our clients achieve their personal vision is a wonderful feeling. Below are just a few of the many stories we have to tell.

 

David Kagan, David Kagan Design

As a working design professional in both Palm Beach County and New York, I can highly recommend American Classic Kitchens. Their professionalism and sage advice in all kitchen cabinet design areas with both Wood-Mode and Brookhaven lines assured both me and my clients that their new kitchen would be as successful as the rest of the design I put together for them. I am extremely happy with the quality work Anna and her team produce.

Barry P. Korn

My wife and I can’t be happier with you and your staff’s outstanding professional service and the outcomes of the kitchen and bath renovations for which you provided invaluable design insights, cabinets and some of the stone.

Kay Leong

I have worked with American Classic Kitchens since their inception for Wood-mode and Brookhaven kitchen cabinets. Their service has been impeccable from beginning to end. They help not only in design, but also with client management. They are always happy to answer questions from both myself and from the clients. Installation issues which might come up are always addressed. And they continue until all items are finished to the clients’ satisfaction. The staff could not be more welcoming and helpful. It has always been a pleasure to work with Anna and her top notch team.

Tim Steele, Robyn Volker | Vice President Operations

We have worked with American Classic Kitchens on a number of projects for clients with successful results. From planning to selection to installation, you can count on excellent service and coordination.

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