A Cooking Reality Show Takes Over a Brooklyn Carriage House
The next season of 'Worst Cooks in America' is set in a Fort Greene home. Meet the owner and get an early glimpse of the house.
Worst Cooks in America is a reality show about people with abysmal cooking skills, but even the worst cooks deserve beautiful kitchens — at least, in the world of reality television.
For the upcoming season of the Food Network show, the competition will be set at the impeccably designed home of Brooklyn-based interior designer Kathleen Perkins. Perkins' 19th-century carriage house, located on Waverly Avenue in Fort Greene, is three stories and loaded with carefully curated details: original pine beams and exposed brick walls, Indonesian rosewood, bamboo floors, doors salvaged from a school in Red Hook.
Over the past decade, Perkins has gut-renovated six homes in Brooklyn. She bought the carriage house eight years ago and now rents it out, sometimes to celebrities. "The house has a fabulous kitchen, is cozy yet very luxe, has plenty of bathrooms and great outdoor and entertaining spaces," Perkins told us. "I think [the Food Network] just wanted a beautiful, utilitarian space with lots of amenities and still have plenty of privacy."
For a tour of Perkins' carriage house, check out our gallery.