This Saturday, January 29th is the 3rd annual Coral Gables Kitchen tour. It’s a terrific event and it got me thinking of my all-time favorites things in the homes I have listed over the last 20 years.
I’ve seen it all and have the greatest appreciation for that living room or kitchen or bathroom that just has that extra something that makes your heart skip a beat. All have that little something that makes them one of my Very Special Homes.
Over the next few weeks I’ll be posting my favorites spaces.
Let’s start with that room everyone ends up in: The kitchen!
This home is grace personified. The owners had made several trips to Spain and Italy and some of their favorite tiles and possessions were on display in this European inspired kitchen. The beamed ceilings give this space a sense of belonging and character. I love the mix of cabinetry and the arched details. So did the buyers!
On a limited budget, these owners transformed their Formica kitchen into something sleek and sexy. My favorite part of the upgrade was the moss sea glass back splash. It was strikingly different and transformed the space. I wish I had the before pictures for you to really appreciate the evolution.
The details in this Snapper Creek Lakes kitchen were mind boggling. The craftsmanship was superb with no detail left unfinished. Some of my favorite details were the “Waste Not Want Not” sign above the Viking stove. The stove had a pot filler and a stainless steel backsplash which, counter-juxtaposed with the craftsman style cabinetry, was really special.
This Coral Gables kitchen was quite warm and welcoming. The playful mix of the different paint colors on the wood and the color of the walls was unexpected and lots of fun.
Now here’s a great kitchen. No matter who comes over, they end up standing around the island drinking and nibbling on the hors d’oeuvres instead of winding their way to the formal living room where the owners had the best intentions of a proper cocktail hour. How do I know? This one is mine. My favorite kitchen of all time because the best memories have been made here!
UPDATE March 30, 2012
I had to include this Coral Gables kitchen from my new listing on 1224 Tangier Street. Its open, airy layout blends so well with the rest of this dreamy home. I love it in its entirety! Perfect for a modern family. Maybe I’ll call Sofia Vergara…
What do you love about your kitchen?