Kitchen & Dining
Sit Down and Eat
The dining room is augmented by a triple-pendant fixture, with blown glass globes with smoked and black hues. Dream Home doesn’t incorporate many interior architectural elements, so “the lighting was really called into action to be a focal point,” Villanueva says.
AVID staged the dining room with an ebony tabletop on a carved, linear sculpted base, dining chairs in gray woven fabrics, and abstract art pieces.
Dream Home’s kitchen, which flows into the great room in a big open space, shows off the work of The Kitchen Source, Dream Home’s exclusive provider of kitchen cabinetry, and the appliance package installed by Expressions Home Gallery.
The kitchen includes Wood-Mode fine custom cabinetry and Brookhaven by Wood-Mode.
“We have featured some of our latest soft contemporary finishes, including the sleek white back-painted glass doors and vertical grain high-pressure laminate on the island, which incorporates our integrated hardware,” says Elizabeth Tranberg, The Kitchen Source’s designer.
The cabinetry also uses ebony wire-brushed white oak. The island cabinetry is done in gray-stained white oak. Select cabinets include interior LEDs that turn on when the doors open and illuminate the contents. The Kitchen Source did the refrigerator and freezer wall in a rich cherry finish; the wall conceals a coffee bar and hidden door to the walk-in pantry.
The island countertop and breakfast bar are done in Cristallo Quartz natural stone, with mitered edges and waterfall sides, provided by KLZ Stone.
“The material is brought in from Brazil and will illuminate with under-counter lighting,” says Maggie Addison of KLZ. “Beautiful, subtle and peaceful.” The countertop is accented by stainless hardware provided by Pierce Decorative Hardware & Plumbing, which provided fixtures throughout Dream Home.
A wall surrounding the vent hood is created with porcelain limestone-effect, tile-clad. The vent hood is covered with a sheet of gray back-painted glass. The backsplash is a linear porcelain plank.
AVID again uses lighting to elevate the space, bring some modern lines into the kitchen, and offset the dark colors. Villanueva brought in frost-textured glass pendants 42 inches above the countertop. “It has a cascading waterfall effect,” Villanueva says.
Dream Home’s panel-ready appliance package starts with a Wolf 60-inch dual fuel range with six burners and infrared dual griddle. The range offers more than nine cubic feet of convection capacity in two ovens.
Dream Home’s kitchen also sports Sub-Zero: a 36-inch integrated column refrigerator with internal water dispenser and soft-close doors and drawers, a 36-inch integrated column freezer, and a 15-inch ice maker. Dream Home’s dishwasher is a 24-inch XXL panel-ready Asko.
The kitchen and breakfast bar flow into an informal dining space that flows into the great room. Villanueva positioned a straight banquette against a wall, with rustic distressed white oak tables with chrome legs and seating.