January 21st, 2022 at 11:00 am

Kitchen island with dark cabinets and county.

What makes the perfect kitchen? Answers might vary, but we suspect that a common answer may be a kitchen island.

Great for many purposes, kitchen islands can be helpful for aesthetic or function, but mostly both. According to the National Association of Homebuilders, 80% of homebuyers have kitchen islands on their must-have list.*

Here are eight islands currently in homes listed for sale that take the kitchen to the next level.

$19,995,000 | Hidden Hills

Presented by Marc & Sara Shevin

White marble kitchen island in spacious kitchen

This kitchen’s bright, white cabinets open up the room, making the island even more of an inviting centerpiece. The kitchen island’s offering of an additional sink and seating, as well as the bountiful counter space, contribute to an incredible environment for entertaining.

$15,750,000 | Hidden Hills

Presented by Marc & Sara Shevin

Wood beamed ceiling and modern kitchen with two kitchen islands

When a home has perfected an indoor/outdoor living lifestyle, it is imperative that the features of the house follow suit. With subtle and natural color choices, these two kitchen islands match the lifestyle perfectly.

$8,500,000 | Gaviota

Presented by Laura Drammer & Cole Robbins

Waterfall kitchen island in bright spacious room

Found in a beautiful ranch-style escape in Gaviota, this waterfall island is the perfect finishing touch to an already elegant and modern kitchen. The Taj Majal countertops flow around the kitchen, offering plenty of space for food preparations or décor.

$5,395,000 | Santa Barbara

Presented by Cristal Clarke & J.J. Gobbell

Wood beamed ceiling and stainless steel appliances with large kitchen island

If you’re looking for a stylish kitchen island that has perfected the balance of chic and natural, then this is the island for you. The sleek and modern island adds functionality with shelving and counter space while also raising the bar on entertainment with additional seating.

$5,325,000 | Santa Barbara

Presented by Marsha Kotlyar

Dark cabinets in a modern kitchen with large black kitchen island

This Santa Barbara home’s kitchen challenges traditional luxury with its sleek and dramatic wood choices, all while tying together a natural and inviting environment. The island steals the spotlight as the kitchen’s focal point with its generous functionality and impressive aesthetic approach.

$2,300,000 | Playa Del Rey

Presented by Kathleen Lang

nice kitchen island

Pairing warm, neutral tones with bright counter tops is a great way to create an inviting atmosphere in a kitchen, but adding functionality with an island can add even more to the “wow” factor.

$1,799,999 | Solvang

Presented by Cammy Godeck-Pinoli & Laura Drammer

Modern kitchen with white cabinets and stainless steel appliances

While this designer kitchen’s wooden cabinetry is incredible; the sleek 10-foot island steals the show. The island’s bright white Mont Blanc quartzite pairs perfectly with the kitchen’s natural wood finishes, beautifully adding to the room’s natural light and open feel.

$995,000 | San Diego

Presented by Kim & Greg Williams

Dark striped kitchen cabinets

Fixed in the center of this gourmet kitchen is an island perfect for entertaining. With the bountiful addition of counter space and options for extra seating, family and friends alike will feel welcome in one of the most exciting spots in your home: the kitchen.

Still searching to find your perfect kitchen? Connect with one of our Southern California real estate agents today.

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