Monday, May 16, 2016

Kitchen Reveal!

Hello Chickens!

Goodness we are having a time trying to get Spring to really get Sprung over here.  But the weather foibles are not dampening the mood over at the Chateau, because I am delighted to report that the kitchen is finally 100% finished!  Which seems appropriate because it coincided with the release of my new book, WEDDING GIRL, which so far, people seem to be enjoying...  if you haven't picked up your copy yet, I hope you will, it is the perfect thing to get you into your summer reading!

Now on to the yummies!  Today I have some great pics to share with you of the new kitchen.  Credit for all photos to the most excellent Mike Kaskel, architectural photographer extraordinaire.

Ready to see????

This is the view facing South, of the U shaped main cooking section.  On the back wall are the BlueStar Rangetop, hood and gas oven with and the La Cornue Flamberge rotisserie.  On the peninsula the Gaggenau induction cooktop and steamer.  Under the window, the Blanco sink and faucet.  And of course, the glorious Poggenpohl cabinetry throughout.

A different view of the U, capturing some of the steel beam details...we love how these original beams are fitting into the contemporary design!

A pretty good view from the back porch door of the whole space, you can see the baking area across the way, and you can really see the Cosentino/StoneMasters counters in all their glory, plus a peek at the custom Larchwood Canada butcher block.

Standing in front of the rangetop looking across at the baking section with the BlueStar electric wall oven and the Gaggenau warming drawer underneath.

Getting a look from the end of the island, you can see the integrated Miele dishwasher to the left of the sink.

The baking nook!  Another hidden Miele dishwasher to the left of the sink, and the Marvel wine cooler to the right.  The TV is hidden behind the artwork!

Standing behind the dining table and looking out, you can get a look at the Marvel fridge and freezer.

Final look at the main cooking wall, highlights the backsplash, a single pane of back-painted easy to keep clean and a really slick look!

Poggenpohl drawers can hold up to 200 pounds of stuff!  And I'm in love with these plate and bowl organizers, the racks lift right out of the drawers for easy use on buffets or for setting the table.  Genius!
This is what a happy Polymath looks like!

That is the little photo tour of the day...I hope you like seeing the finished product as much as I am enjoying cooking in it!  There will be many more details to come, but when I saw these pictures, I couldn't resist sharing them with everyone who has been following along on the journey!

Yours in Good Taste,
The Polymath


  1. Wow! It looks amazing. I love the design. Is everything as functional as you'd hoped it would be?

    1. Even better! The steamer alone has been a total game changer...

  2. OMG!!! That is one beautiful kitchen. It looks so functional as well.

    Once again, I will suggest you hold a contest for some of your readers to win a dinner party that you cook for us so we can see it in person:)

    I can't wait to read the new book. I love all of your books, but I need to pace myself because I read them so fast and then I'm bummed when it's over.

    Heather Faulk

  3. Wow, that's amazing. I've been shamelessly following along, and this is beyond what I had mentally pictured. That must be amazing to work in!
    Tangentially, I'd never really figured out that those gorgeous old stone houses like yours had a steel infrastructure until you started posting pictures. It makes complete sense, but I'd never really contemplated their underpinnings. :)

  4. Wow! That is an amazing kitchen!!! So many cooking areas and so much space. I love it. Great ideas here for when we redo our kitchen. Already have a new Miele dishwasher and am extremely happy with it. Looking forward to your new book. Happy cooking in your new kitchen!!

  5. Seriously amazing. I am in love with that kitchen and I don't even really cook! Congrats!

  6. WOW - everything looks amazing, which I knew it would. But I have been dying to see finished pictures...Every time we pick something out for the new house's kitchen you pop into my head... With out you / your blog we'd never have discovered BlueStar :) I love how you got both types of blue star wall ovens in different colors. We were boring when we ordered (stainless steel) but our wall color choices will make up for it.. BTW I LOVE your stools!

  7. I love the wide open look of your kitchen without cabinets along the walls. He would have thought...!

  8. very spacious - can you send us more pictures of the end grain counter top?