5 Dream Kitchens for the Home Chef
The term "Chef's Kitchen" gets used a lot, and it means different things to different people. To some, it means having the perfect flow for indoor/outdoor entertaining. To others, it means having the perfect restaurant-style layout. And to others, it could simply mean having the best tools and appliances available to work with. No matter your personal definition of a "Chef's Kitchen," we are confident you will find something you like on our Pinterest Board, Kitchens for the Chef.
Here is an inside look at some of our favorites:
Luxury at the Meridian
1447 Santa Barbara, Newport Beach. Listed by AJ Olson Whitfield.
This sophisticated, contemporary 2 bedroom plus office/den, 2.5 bathroom residence at the renowned Meridian of Newport Beach is located steps from Fashion Island's world-class dining and shopping. It is an exclusive urban lifestyle like none other. The exquisite entertainer's kitchen features a stunning Calacatta Borghini Extra marble waterfall island accented with Louis Poulson pendants, Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, and mesmerizing city light views.
Kitchen with a View
640 Mystic View, Laguna Beach. Listed by John and Tyler Stanaland.
With stunning panoramic Pacific coastline and city light views, this beautifully updated Tuscan-style 4,800 sq. ft. Mystic Hills home is a John O’Neill classic. Oceanside, multi-level stone terraces provide access to the infinity-style pool, with secluded spaces for relaxation. Fitness room, wine room with Sub-Zero cooler, built-in sound, entertainment and security systems are just some of the additional comforts. Dazzling open areas for gathering, including a fully outfitted entertaining loggia with gourmet barbeque, Sub-Zero undercounter refrigerator, and fireplace fit for any occasion. The gourmet kitchen emphasized by Carrera marble countertops, a 13-foot center island, custom cabinetry and top-line Sub-Zero and Viking appliances.
Custom Peninsula Point Home
501 L Street, Newport Beach. Listed by Kim Bibb.
Gracing a premier location just a short walk from the bay and ocean in the exclusive Peninsula Point community of Newport Beach, 501 L Street offers a wonderful opportunity to own a brand new home. Casual seaside living is found on three levels with high vaulted ceilings and inviting, sunlit rooms. Offering quality craftsmanship and attention to detail done by Serendipite Design, the floor plan allows for carefree living or elegant entertaining on each level. The open chef’s kitchen features a stunning island and spacious dining area.
Ultimate Open Indoor/Outdoor Living and Entertaining
307 Pirate Road, Newport Beach. Listed by Mike Kennedy.
Situated in the enclave of Cliffhaven, in Newport Beach, this lovely French Provincial home welcomes you with mature olive trees and tumbled stone, reminiscent of Old World France. Beyond the double door entry, French walnut wood floors grace the main level. The chef’s kitchen includes all top of the line appliances, two islands for extra prep space, storage and breakfast bar. Coffered ceilings, stone-clad fireplace, informal seating and dining, a large bar, and lanai sliding doors make this great room a wonderful gathering space, with direct access to the outdoor living space.
Oceanfront Peninsula Point Home
2144 E Oceanfront, Newport Beach. Listed by Devin and Courtney Lucas.
2144 East Oceanfront is an architectural masterpiece combining concrete, glass and wide-open spaces with direct access to the Pacific Ocean. Located in Newport Beach’s Balboa Peninsula Point, the proximity to the Wedge allows for extraordinary views, and sounds, of crashing whitewater and 180 degrees of ocean and Catalina. Gourmet kitchen includes Sub-Zero and Viking appliances, concrete counters, deep drawers, dual sinks, small appliance storage, open rail storage and auto shades. Designed by Abramson Teiger and built by Gallo Corp, this home won the 2004 AIA OC Chapter Award of Merit.
With the right tools, the home chef can comfortably flex those culinary muscles in any of these beautiful kitchens. If you would like to see more kitchens that are designed for the home chef, visit our Pinterest board, Kitchens for the Chef, and pin your favorites.