They say home is where the heart is, but the kitchen is the heart of the home. And this beloved space where the family gathers or guests are entertained will of course, deserve special touches to truly make the kitchen extra warm and welcoming. From European-inspired themes and open spaces, to chef-approved appliances, let these stunning Southern California homes inspire your dream kitchen design.


Mediterranean Style

Mediterranean décor is elegant yet cozy. That charming mix of wood, stone and earthy shades is reminiscent of sunny days and beautiful countryside landscapes. This Rancho Santa Fe estate, beautifully blends natural cabinetry, wrought-iron chandeliers, terracotta tiles, marble surfaces and ornate upholstery –details that can very well transport you to a Spanish villa, where you can spend weekends sipping on Sangria and whipping up paella from scratch.


A Chef’s Paradise

Whether a chef or an amateur home cook, a spacious and well-equipped kitchen should be able to inspire your culinary endeavors. This Southern California home’s kitchen is a chef’s dream. A Wolf double oven range with double griddle, steam oven, a large island with sink, lots of drawers for storage and a La Marzocco Espresso machine, all set the stage for amazing cooking sessions. The home also comes with a separate bistro with a Wood Stone pizza oven and baking center, which are the perfect excuses for having guests over and serving them your restaurant-worthy dishes.



Bright and Airy

No matter the size of the kitchen, its layout and lighting play essential elements in making the area look bright, spacious and inviting. In this Covenant enclave, marble countertops, Spanish tiles and lots of natural light create a cheerful yet soulful space –especially with the adjacent formal dining room that opens to a courtyard –creating an overall intimate and delightful setting for the family.  


Ready to Entertain

This sophisticated kitchen showcases an easy flowing floor plan that is not only stylish, but functional too, particularly for those who like to entertain. Custom cabinetry, a wine refrigerator, a walk-in pantry, four ovens, two dishwashers, a warming drawer and an oversized island that splendidly complements the adjacent great room, are all fabulous ingredients for fun and memorable brunches and dinner parties.


Brimming with Personality

Personal touches can make a kitchen even cozier. If you enjoy collecting interesting knick knacks and quirky décor (especially from all your travels), sprinkling them around your kitchen will add lots of color and personality to the space. Take cue from this San Diego home. Bold-colored ceramics, assorted stoneware and other mishmash décor provide a striking contrast to the dark wood cabinetry and marble countertops, adding warmth to the modern home. 

To schedule a showing in any of these exquisite homes, contact K. Ann Brizolis today.