meal. The room, which was designed by Nancy Hanson of HeartWood Kitchen and Bath Cabinetry in
Danvers, Massachusetts, was put to the test recently
when Kealler and her epicurean posse hosted a dinner
party for 20 guests. It passed with rave reviews.
“We are a very serious cooking group,” says
Kealler. “We are very organized. We plan. We make
lists upon lists upon lists.” For a party like this one,
there is lots of advance work, and the group, which
sometimes expands to include spouses, pitches in.
Then, on the day of the feast, “we start at 7 a.m. and
work hard all day,” says Kealler.
With that in mind, she gave Hanson her wish list.
“Margo wanted a large, bright kitchen with multiple
ovens, sinks, dishwashers, and refrigerators,” says Hanson. She got it all.
The 30-by-18-foot addition has five ovens (two
in the range, two in the wall, and a built-in convec-tion/microwave), four sinks (an extra-deep sink by the
window, a full prep sink in the center island, a small
sink with pot filler by the stove, and a bar sink), and
three dishwashers (two dish drawers by the main sink
and a full-size appliance in the island). There’s also a
margo kealler sets up
a workstation at the end of
the island opposite the
48-inch Thermador range,
where Yaacov Nagler is
cooking. A view of the
kitchen sans cooks (below)
shows the wall of windows
behind the sink, the ample
storage in the tall cabinets,
and the woodworking detail
on the island.