If you’re looking to revamp your life, look no further than the fridge. No, we aren’t talking diet — we’re talking tasty, contemporary kitchens. Once a mere functional space, the kitchen has become the alluring epicenter of every home. Here, you have the choice to express your killer taste (in both senses of the word) and create an inspiring hub for social and culinary ventures.
We’ve curated a list of eight epic kitchens, spanning from traditional to ultra-modern, to get your creative juices flowing. If you’re feeling really inspired, snag one of our on-the-market listings
for yourself, but for now, feast your eyes.
There’s something about the crisp contrast between white cabinetry, Carrara marble and bold hardwood floors. Dapple the space with state-of-the-art appliances and you’ve got a kitchen that gleams and glistens. This currently-on-market listing features a kitchen that flows beyond floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors unto a vast patio, yard and pool. Classy and casual indoor and outdoor living made easy.
Neutral hues are always a win in the kitchen. This sleek modern design, reminiscent of mid-century architecture, reflects the contemporary finishes that run throughout this Brentwood estate. Edgy minimalism in the kitchen has become all the rage among architects; after all, as total legend Leo da Vinci once said, “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
Rich cabinetry set against vibrant white tile and marble is nothing short of eye-catching. This stunning Santa Monica kitchen fuses bright and dark hues to create a smooth, symmetrical, swanky space that appeals to both minimalists and design fanatics. Find some industrial stools covered in beachy linen and you’ve got it made.
If you’re looking to spark up your life, build yourself a kitchen dripping in gold. While not actually
gilded, this Santa Barbara Transitional villa kitchen blends tasteful wooden tones, Calcutta marble, rich copper and stainless steel to create an ambiance of total opulence.
So fresh and so clean, this Pacific Palisades kitchen is a true coastal oasis. Simple yet refined white cabinetry, marble countertops and chic light fixtures create a space so timeless and calming that cooking will seem like no big deal. Accent the island with bold stools and you’ll transform your kitchen from good to great.
Combine rustic details with modern furnishings and you’ve achieved an essential east coast/west coast vibe. This incredible Brentwood kitchen mingles light espresso wooden hues with bright white finishes, evoking a sophisticated yet easy livin’ feel. Place a contemporary dining table alongside a traditional island, add some bohemian rugs into the mix, and you’ll feel as though you’re in the Hamptons one moment and Los Angeles the next.
Rich Mediterranean details never go out of style. Get inspired by this coveted Santa Monica listing to integrate polished marble floors, ivory cabinetry and pronounced wooden finishes in your next renovation. There’s an undeniable amount of power in the contrast between light and dark. Or, if you want this exact kitchen, don’t be shy — come check it out at our next open house.
613 Boccaccio Avenue
If playing it safe isn’t your style, opt for a rad kitchen makeover with dark tones and rich hardwood floors. This state-of-the-art minimalist kitchen embodies its edgy Venice setting, merging trendy furnishings and sleek finishes with the natural light just beyond vast glass sliding doors. It’s all about an interdependent relationship between dark and light. Otherwise, go wild.