Art / Lifestyle January 18, 2022

A Recipe For Style: Five Fabulous Kitchens

With their effortless floor plans, superior appliances, and refined surfaces, these kitchens blend functionality, comfort, and style.

El Molino

Montecito, California | Maureen McDermut & Maureen MartinezSotheby’s International Realty – Montecito – Coast Village Road Brokerage

Originally an olive-crushing mill, this elegant estate in the desirable Golden Quadrangle is one of Montecito’s oldest homes. At roughly 5,600 square feet, it offers six bedrooms, a stylish living room with distinctive windows, a dining room with a dramatic fireplace, a family room or den opening to patios on two sides, a versatile loft with a wet bar, and a guest apartment with a private entrance. The remodeled kitchen boasts Viking appliances, quartz countertops, a spacious island, and a butler’s pantry.

Timeless Tradition in L.A.

Los Angeles, California | Tracey D. ClarkeSotheby’s International Realty – Sunset Strip Brokerage

Secluded on 1.14 parklike acres at the end of a gated drive, this sophisticated 5,580-square-foot residence exemplifies light-filled traditional style. Its wraparound porch, balconies, and decks overlook green grassy lawns and a refreshing saltwater infinity-edge pool and enjoy breathtaking canyon and city views. In addition to five bedrooms, living and dining rooms with fireplaces, a library, a wine tasting room, and a theater, it features a chef’s kitchen appointed with a center island, top-of-the-line stainless-steel appliances, and an office nook.

Sophisticated Style in Houston

Houston, Texas | Jay MonroeMartha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty

This unique residence in Houston’s River Oaks combines a modern aesthetic with French inspiration. The heart of the home is a welcoming family room open to a kitchen with engineered French oak floors, custom Benedettini cabinets, Thermador appliances, and a butler’s pantry equipped with a beverage refrigerator, an ice maker, a barista station, and 500-bottle wine storage. Other highlights include a study or library, five restful bedrooms, an elevator, a whole-house generator, and a summer kitchen to accompany the private backyard pool and spa.

Chic Chelsea Penthouse

New York, New York | The Stein TeamSotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage

High above the intersection of Chelsea, the Flatiron District, and Greenwich Village, this chic penthouse offers one of the most enviable outdoor living spaces in the city. Its glass-wrapped solarium enjoys a wood-burning fireplace, a kitchenette, and access to a terrace with a dining pergola, a water feature, an open-air shower, and a built-in grill. On the main level, the fluid living and dining room is joined by a stainless-steel-clad kitchen with Miele, Thermador, Gaggenau, and Sub-Zero appliances and a butler’s pantry.

Falmouth Heights Townhome

Falmouth, Massachusetts | Danielle RokoszSotheby’s International Realty – Falmouth Brokerage

On the verge of Falmouth Harbor, this delightful 1,788-square-foot home was recently renovated to include an array of invitingly stylish spaces and two peaceful bedrooms. Open to the dining area and a living room with a soaring ceiling, a corner fireplace, and a distinctive glass door leading to a grilling deck is charming kitchen with an island providing counter seating for three, a six-burner stainless-steel Wolf range, a marble backsplash, quartz countertops, and a Sub-Zero refrigerator.


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