Kitchens 2011

THIS IS IT: our biggest guide ever. Below are five stunning Boston-area kitchens packed with great ideas, plus one dream design loaded with the most innovative materials and appliances available. When it’s time to renovate, consider yourself ready.

Minimalist Marvel
: This Back Bay penthouse’s modern chef’s kitchen, created by architect David Hacin and his design team, opens up to a formal dining room with seating for 12.

Classic Clean: Stephen Terhune Woodworking designed and built this sophisticated kitchen to fit into an expansive living and dining area.

Small Sensation: Architect John Paul Dunn and Poggenpohl’s Rosemary Porto teamed up to design a family-friendly eat-in kitchen that welcomes light and laughter.

Storage-Savvy: Architects George Warner and Lisa Cunningham built in plenty of counter and book space for a Brookline couple that loves to cook and read — sometimes at the same time.

French Twist
: Designer Karen O’Brien created a dream kitchen of her own, inspired by the colors of Provence. The best part? Eating by an open fire on chilly winter nights.

Culinary Visionthe Kitchen of the Future: If we could have the kitchen of our dreams, it would be beautiful, sleek, and ultra-energy-efficient (with plenty of counter space, of course). We enlisted up-and-coming designer James Leng to transform our wish list into one amazing master plan.


All photographs by Jamie Salomon
Styling by Kara Butterfield