not only does the range
area come equipped with a
pot filler, there is also an
auxiliary sink next to the stove
for emptying steaming pots.
On the backsplash is a
colorful collection of folk-art
tiles by Martine Gilles, a
master potter with a
workshop in Brantes, France.
The mantel that surrounds the
stove hides the exhaust hood.
To the right of the stove, a
pullout pantry (far right)
full-size Sub-Zero freezer next to a Sub-Zero refrigerator,
plus a wine cooler and beverage fridge. An 11-foot-long
row of windows above the counter along the back wall
plus French doors leading to the back patio allow for
plenty of natural light during the day. At night, task light-
ing and unobtrusive inset ceiling fixtures are augmented
by four pendant lights above the island.
At 10½ feet by 5 feet, the island is key to the multi-cook design. It was Kealler’s idea to use a distressed glazed
pine for the island to distinguish it from the creamy
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