August 17th, 2018 at 11:00 am


Are you practicing to be the next Master Chef? We all know how much time, planning, and preparation goes into preparing a gourmet meal for you and your loved ones. Whether you love hosting big family affairs, or prefer a more intimate dinner for two, there is one thing every great chef knows: the more counter space the better!

A kitchen island adds infinitely more workable counter space so you can spread out and get creative while you prepare your meals. Even if you’re not quite the expert yet, these 10 phenomenal kitchens are guaranteed to inspire you to spend more time fine-tuning your culinary skills!

Coronado | $6,995,000

Presented by The Clements Group


This elegant Coronado home features a kitchen fit for royalty. Not only does the kitchen island include a 2nd sink for easy access to washing and chopping while preparing your meals, but it also includes bar top seating for your guests. This ensures that even while you’re whipping up a feast in the kitchen, you won’t be excluded from socializing with your company.

San Juan Capistrano | $6,496,000

Presented by Carol McLaughlin


This chef’s kitchen comes complete with an island and butler’s pantry, provides the finest selection of appliances and creates an environment perfect for grand entertaining. Enjoy easy access to the full-length flowered patio with built-in BBQ and spectacular views to inspire your culinary ventures.

Rancho Santa Fe | $5,295,000

Presented by Lucy Kelts


If you love a kitchen with a view, this home is for you. With a large kitchen island to spread out on, whipping up a masterpiece meal will be second nature to you in this gorgeous home.

Ojai | $4,500,000

Presented by Jill Krutchik


A perfect home for entertaining, this kitchen features a spacious island complete with bar top seating and a cozy breakfast nook. There is even a built-in desk to ensure that if you need to hop online to double check your recipe, you won’t even need to leave the kitchen!

Los Angeles | $3,995,000

Presented by Susan Helton & Gary Bergevin


The beautifully appointed gourmet kitchen in this LA home features top-of-the-line appliances, a large island with bar seating, and adjoining family room which flows effortlessly to the multiple outdoor terraces. If you haven’t been inspired to spend time in your kitchen lately, this home just may change your mind.

Studio City | $2,895,000

Presented by Keith Fisher


This kitchen features a beautifully conceived grand center island with euro custom cabinetry, plus a view of the lovely backyard and pool. Al fresco dining, anyone? For more great kitchens, contact one of our Studio City real estate agents for information.

Newport Beach | $2,698,000

Presented by Susan Chase


The chef’s kitchen is the center of this charming home, opening onto the dining and living rooms. Featuring a large island, bar seating, and a breakfast nook, this kitchen is perfect for hosting sizable family gatherings. There’s even more than enough room for a sous chef in this kitchen if you need some extra hands!

La Jolla | $1,990,000

Presented by Michelle Dykstra


A beautiful mid-century remodeled home featuring a chef’s kitchen complete with over-sized island and gourmet appliances. Are you in the mood to get cooking yet?

San Diego | $1,795,000

Presented by Joel Blumenfeld


This Spanish modern home blends timeless design with modern finishes. Preparing a meal in this spacious kitchen will make even the most simple dishes feel like a gourmet experience.

Encino | $1,679,000

Presented by Harriet Cameron & Andrew Spitz


A well- equipped chef’s kitchen sitting alongside the open family room and bonus gaming area makes this an entertainer’s dream home. By having a stove top on the kitchen island, this ensures you will always be facing the action!

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