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December 11th, 2020 at 11:00 am

The addition of a prep kitchen or extra prep space is not always heavily considered when purchasing a home. But, if you spend a lot of time cooking and entertaining, it should be at the very top of your wish list.

While older homes can be limited in prep space, modern homebuilders are catching on and including extra space and even extra rooms, called “dirty kitchens.” The purpose of a dirty kitchen is to support the essential functions of a kitchen by offering an additional work space that is out of sight, meaning any mess you make is also out of sight. This area can easily be customized to an individual homeowner’s needs, and is the key to creating the modern open and airy kitchen you’ve always dreamed of.

Below are some homes with extra prep space and/or dirty kitchens that we know will inspire you!

Palm Desert | $10,950,000

Presented by Markus Canter & Cristie St. James

This resort-style oasis will surely catch your attention from the moment you lay eyes on it. From its lake and mountain views, to its overall privacy, expansive kitchen space and open floor plan, this luxury estate is one for the books. It offers the best in Mediterranean sophistication and casual desert ease.


Ventura | $3,650,000

Presented by Melody O’Leary- Namikas & Kaitlin Miller

This gorgeous home is uniquely situated across from an open park so there are unobstructed ocean, coastline, island views from two sides of the home. You will love cooking in the spacious kitchen with its custom cabinets and counter tops, Viking Range, Sub Zero Refrigerator, double dishwasher, and ocean views. 


Ojai | $2,899,000

Presented by Armando Gomez

This modernized mid-century home is a private escape nestled in the midst of the Ojai Valley. It spans over 3,200 square feet of living quarters, meaning rooms are spacious, like this kitchen. Many improvements have been made, including a gorgeous new Spanish tile roof, newer windows, retractable blinds, tile and Saltillo tile flooring, stonework fireplace in living room, as well as amazing new cabinets and countertops in the entertainer’s kitchen.


La Mesa | $1,895,000

Presented by Joel Blumenfeld

This impressive single-level residence features a grand entry with barrel vault brick and open-beam wood ceilings, a gourmet kitchen with plenty of food prep space, and a tranquil courtyard surrounded by custom stonework and blooming landscape. Every detail is meticulously crafted, including distressed knotty alder, terracotta, limestone, granite, onyx, and other fine natural elements.

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