Cooks’ Kitchens by Architectural Digest

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For a neo-Mediterranean-style house in Belvedere, California, architect Howard J. Backen collaborated with his clients, Restoration Hardware chairman, CEO and president Gary Friedman and his wife, designer , co-owner of Agins Interiors. The layout of the kitchen “was dictated by windows and light,” says Backen. The painting is by Paul Manes. Range and butcher block from La Cornue, at
“This is a view house,” says architect Chad Floyd, of and Planners in Connecticut, who rebuilt Susan Adler’s Massachusetts retreat, set on a striking hillside in the Berkshires. Above: The . Franke sinks, Wolf range and , at
Professional cyclist Lance Armstrong lives in a Spanish colonial-style house in Austin, Texas. Family photographs and a photograph by Danny Lyon, by the door, decorate the kitchen. Swaim barstools. Osborne & Little banquette vinyl. Vent and and microwave, at Kohler sinks.
“I learned about New Mexico when I first started dating Jane Fonda,” remarks Ted Turner, who built a private desert lodge on Armendaris Ranch, his 350,000-acre wild animal preserve along the dramatic Fra Cristobal Mountains. Above: “The kitchen was based on historic kitchens of Spanish colonial homes in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico,” explains Laura Hunt. Wolf range and Sub-Zero refrigerator, at Faucet from Kohler.
Ellen Denisevich-Grickis found an 18th-century barn in Ontario, Canada, and had it relocated to a four-acre plot in Rhode Island, where she renovated it for use as a summer house for herself and her husband, Bill Grickis, and their two daughters. Interconnected with the living and dining areas, the modern kitchen has floors of concrete mixed with chips of mirror, mother-of-pearl, abalone shell and sea glass. Hanging above the Shaker-style island is a Murano glass chandelier. Viking dishwasher, range and hood at
In the Dallas penthouse of H. Ross Perot, Jr., and his wife, Sarah, Emily Summers designed a modern décor inspired by the sky, the couple’s collection of British contemporary art—“As it turned out, a lot of their artwork has incredible blues,” notes Summers—and his passion for aviation. Above: The kitchen can accommodate both caterers for large events and the family for private meals. Banquette fabric, Lee Jofa. Bulthaup kitchen elements. Brueton barstools.
Architect Dean Nota designed a Venice, California, live-work space for contributing photographer Erhard Pfeiffer. “We built with a really small budget,” Pfeiffer says. “I decided to buy less but all high quality.” Above: The kitchen. BABA leather barstools from Design Centro Italia. Cooktop, hood, dishwasher, faucets and KitchenAid refrigerator, at
With the help of architect Peter Cohen, chef Giada De Laurentiis and her husband, Todd Thompson, transformed their 1,600-square-foot residence in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles into a California contemporary home with twice the space. “The kitchen is the whole reason we tore our old house down and rebuilt,” Thompson says. The couple worked with designer Kevin Fitzsimons to create a room that was organized and modern. Varenna cabinetry by Poliform. Viking appliances, Kohler faucet and sink, and Sharp television, at
Architect Robert A.M. Stern and interior designer Mariette Himes Gomez collaborated on a Southampton house. Above: The kitchen. “Equipment and wares are meant to be seen and to provide the ambience of a cook’s kitchen,” says Stern. Sub-Zero refrigerator. Thermador ovens; Viking cooktop. Chicago faucets and Waterworks sink in foreground. KitchenAid microwave.
“Our challenge was to create something clean and modern that measured up to the sublime beauty of the site,” architect Robert V. Arrigoni says of the weekend house he and his associate Earl Wilson, of BAR Architects, designed for Yvonne and Angelo Sangiacomo in Pebble Beach, California. Above: A pyramidal pickled-teak ceiling adds a rustic touch in the kitchen. “It’s a plain and neutral palette, so the textural materials provide the patterning,” remarks designer Michael Booth. A pantry is at rear. Maurer designed the hanging light fixtures. Stainless-steel range and hood from La Cornue. Viking wall oven. Refrigerator, Sub-Zero. KitchenAid dishwasher.
Architect Oscar Shamamian, of Ferguson & Shamamian, collaborated with New York-based interior designer Victoria Hagan on an 8,000-square-foot, Shingle Style summer house overlooking the water on Nantucket for a couple and their three children. Above: The kitchen, where the family takes most meals, “has the charm of an older house but with a modern emphasis on the relationship to the outside,” Hagan points out. The faucet is from Waterworks. Sub-Zero refrigerator. Viking range. Pot filler, Chicago Faucets. Nanz hardware.
Architect Michael Graves collaborated with interior designer Victoria Hagan on a Hunterdon County, New Jersey house. Above: “The kitchen emphasizes a simple and casual lifestyle,” says Miller. The maple cabinets “draw their vocabulary from mortise-and-tenon barn architecture.” Viking range. Sub-Zero refrigerator.

Source : Architectural Digest

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  1. I like a kitchen that welcomes people in. There is a place for the industrial/commercial kitchen, but in a home I like to see somewhere people can sit and chat with the cook.

    Food preparation is about your relationship with your diners. If there is warmth or love involved – as in you like the peple you are cooking for – that needs to be reflected in the kitchen design and layout. Natural light is a vital part of that.

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