The heart of a home
Kitchens are often nicknamed “the heart of a home,” and they’re the place people find themselves gathering and entertaining most often, so why should they be anything less than amazing? From the warmth and rustic inspiration of Telluride to the fresh, white and coastally-inspired charm of the Hamptons in coastal New York, these are 18 of the most inspirational and aspirational kitchens. Each of these incredible homes is on the market, creating an opportunity for buyers seeking a piece of kitchen heaven.
1. Rustic Mountain Warmth In Telluride
Located in exclusive Mountain Village, adjacent to Telluride, this sprawling European-style estate features a kitchen that captures the warmth of Tuscany paired with the charm of the Alps and the use of natural materials reflecting the surroundings of the home.
The expansive custom island and intricate moldings add astounding detail while the raw plank wood floors are a natural fit for the ski resort setting. Soaring ceilings and multi-level windows frame the pristine views surrounding this kitchen while hidden storage adds functionality.
2. French Country Elegance in Ontario
Located on the Georgian Bay Club golf course in Ontario, this kitchen captures upscale French Country elegance with a stone-topped island, sleek glass pendant lights and custom cabinetry that reflects a cottage-inspired design style.
This kitchen boasts carefully selected finishes and a creamy, versatile color palette that ensure it’s timelessly beautiful. The style of this kitchen is one that will always feel relevant thanks to the selection of classic colors and design details.
3. Mediterranean Opulence in Rancho Santa Fe
This decadent Mediterranean-style home is the perfect fit in the temperate climate of Rancho Santa Fe, an exclusive community in Orange County, California.
The kitchen is of particular significance in this home, with oversized arched windows opening to stunning mountain views, custom cabinetry and a unique asymmetrical island topped with large-format marble, all resting on wide-plank French oak floors.
4. A Traditional Home in Montecito
This home is a unique jewel in the central California enclave of Montecito, thanks to its traditional East Coast and Hamptons-inspired design which is a rare find here. Featuring mountain views and a refined floor plan and design style, this home features an inviting kitchen with a sense of sophistication and classic ambiance.
An open-concept layout makes this home perfect for gathering with family or entertaining, and the transitional design includes a large island, contrasting light and dark cabinetry and stunning light fixtures. Light stone countertops are accented by a custom mosaic backsplash while beams run across the ceiling.
5. Airy Tropical Oasis in Port Royal
Surrounded by the expansive views of surrounding Buccaneers Bay, this home captures the true essence of tropical Florida living, as glass walls blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living, and the kitchen is no exception.
The kitchen design of this Naples-area home features clear, open sight lines throughout much of the rest of the first story of the property. Warm wood tones and custom cabinetry are highlighted by the natural light from the many windows in the kitchen, and there is one seamless flow from this area of the home all the way to the outdoor spaces.
6. Riverfront Mansion in Wisconsin
A stunningly private oasis, this sprawling mansion is located on 27 secluded and wooded acres, which is positioned along the St. Croix River. Not only are there private wooded areas surrounding the property, but also more than 400 feet of sandy beach, and during the Wisconsin winters you can retreat to the warmth of the impeccably detailed kitchen.
The kitchen features a regal design style, which is definitive of the rest of the house as well. Floor-to-ceiling rows of window frame the stunning natural views, and everything in the kitchen is oriented to maximize these views, including the double island and prep installations.
7. Modern Minimalism in Seaside Santa Barbara
This property is perched on top of a bluff, surrounded by 3.7 acres and 204’ of ocean frontage, providing fantastic sea views from throughout the home, including the kitchen. The entire home features a post-modern, sleek design style and that includes the open kitchen.
This modern kitchen includes European-style cabinetry and a combination of natural stone and stainless steel. Gallery-inspired light fixtures are illuminating the space, and the natural light brings out the unique features of the light pine floors.
8. Tuscan Style in Scottsdale
Located in a home where no detail went overlooked, this kitchen is a masterpiece of both traditional and Tuscan-infused design. Natural materials reflect the Southwestern surroundings, including wide wood beams running across the ceiling and terra cotta tile flooring.
This kitchen features an oversized arched window located above the farmhouse sink and granite slab countertops in a warm, neutral shade that seems to reflect perfectly the desert surroundings of this retreat.
9. Hamptons Simplicity in Water Mill
The quintessential Hamptons style often includes chic simplicity, and this farmhouse property is no exception, with its light, bright color palette and charming, inviting spaces. The layout includes a kitchen that’s adjacent to a cozy family room, where a fireplace is the focal point.
The kitchen includes white planks that run across the ceiling, a glamorous light fixture and a white color palette, which creates the perfect contrast with the dark espresso wood flooring. A large island adds additional seating space, and double ovens make this the ideal place for entertaining during the balmy, relaxing Hamptons summers.
10. Modern Mediterranean in Paradise Valley
This Arizona palatial estate brings together the traditionalism of Mediterranean design, but with modern features, for the best of all worlds. The sprawling property mimics an ancient home with cavernous ceilings and wrought iron details, while the kitchen boasts soaring vaulted ceilings accented with custom beams.
The kitchen features custom cabinetry with an antique look and feel, ornately carved details and dramatic dark stone countertops. Everything in the kitchen is completely customized, including the massive refrigerator set behind doors that maintain the style of the cabinetry.
11. Modern Coastal Living in Long Beach
The quintessential coastal California design style includes light color palettes, breeziness, and open spaces. This home has all those features paired with modern, streamlined design, creating a contemporary living space where the ocean views can become the focal point throughout.
The kitchen includes meticulously selected and sourced materials including honed granite countertops and Leicht cabinetry. Also found in the kitchen is Elica lighting and Gaggenau professional-level appliances and retractable glass walls seamlessly lead to the living area that seems to be perched on the shores of the ocean, providing clear views to Catalina.
12. Desert Oasis in Paradise Valley
This home is an entertainer’s dream, offering wrap-around patios and glass walls, as well as views of Camelback Mountain. Designed to feel like a contemporary desert resort, this property includes unique design elements including curved architecture, both inside and out, and this design concept extends to the high-end kitchen as well.
The kitchen of this Paradise Valley property features amazing finishes like exotic African wood cabinetry and steel. The large island serves as both a food prep and seating space, and as you stand here you can gaze out of the expansive glass wall parallel to the island, providing awe-inspiring desert views.
13. Eclectic Drama in Le Plateau Mont-Royal
This urban Quebec home captures the artistic atmosphere of the surrounding Plateau Mont-Royal neighborhood perfectly. The entire lower level features an open-concept layout where dark, dramatic colors pair with inventive design details to create a remarkable space.
Adjoining the regal dining room is the kitchen, where rich, dark wood cabinetry extends to the ceiling and provides sleekly concealed storage while a statement-making island sits in the center of the kitchen. The skylights above brighten the dark wood tones of this richly decadent kitchen.
14. Contemporary European Style in Palo Alto
The exterior of this Silicon Valley-area home features a classic stucco façade and a 1920s Mediterranean design, but inside it’s all about modernity, which is important in Palo Alto, known for its innovative tech-based industry and forward-thinking residents.
The kitchen features an entirely modern design style, with a European-inspired minimalist aesthetic. Everything is smartly concealed within the kitchen behind German cabinetry. Art-like light fixtures hang from the soaring ceiling, and herringbone wood floors provide a contrast to the light and simple color palette of much of the kitchen.
15. Coastal French Design in Saint Tropez
Located in ultra-affluent and legendary St. Tropez, this home features a unique pairing of French country and classic coastal design with modern refinement. Lushly landscaped grounds and amenities such as a modern property pool surround the house, while inside you’re instantly drawn to the expansive kitchen, which features a vast dining table.
The kitchen also includes a professional-level refrigerator and wine storage center, along with windows surrounding you on nearly every side. The vaulted ceiling and simple wood beams which run across it are highlighted by oversized bright orange pendant lights, adding an unexpected and dramatic pop of color.
16. Cutting-Edge Contemporary Design in Henderson
This home is located in MacDonald Highlands, a prestigious gated country club community in the foothills of the McCullough Mountains, just 15 minutes from the vibrant Las Vegas Strip. The country club property features a classic desert design with a stucco façade, but inside this estate, there is a move toward contemporary style, as evidenced by the kitchen.
The kitchen includes a light color palette that’s an excellent fit in the desert surroundings, as well as very high ceilings, and an ultra-contemporary curved breakfast bar, illuminated by equally modern glass pendant lights. The kitchen features tiled floors and high-end appliances including a double oven and Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer.
17. Exotic Finishes and High-End Materials in Denver
Sprawling across the upper level of Denver’s elite North Tower of the No. 25 Downing luxury community is this penthouse property, the jewel in this exclusive community, which is one of Denver’s most coveted. The Penthouse itself spans more than 6,000 square feet and offers incredible views of the Denver Country Club golf course, the Rocky Mountains, and Pike’s Peak. The home’s interior includes an opulently designed kitchen where traditional style comes together with meticulously selected exotic materials.
This kitchen, enveloped by scenic Denver city and mountain views, features custom-crafted walnut cabinetry, luxe stone flooring and Rojo Alicante countertops imported from Spain. Timelessness pairs with only the most thoughtfully selected finishes to create this striking kitchen, sitting high atop Denver.
18. Sleek, Glamorous Allure in Las Vegas
This Sky-Estate Penthouse, located at The Martin in Las Vegas, is defined by stunning cityscape views from every room, as well as the glamorous open-concept kitchen. Against the backdrop of entire walls of glass, this kitchens combines modern high-end appointments with a dramatic, exciting design concept.
This penthouse kitchen features state-of-the-art additions including Subzero, Wolf and Asko appliances. The seductive, sexy style of the lustrous cabinetry, lighting and breakfast bar are a perfect fit in this amazing Las Vegas penthouse property.
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