As one might expect in a modern 10,000 sq.ft. home, this kitchen at 4010 Meadow Lake nods to spacious sophistication. (Photography by TK Images)
The Calacatta Novus waterfall-pattern quartz puts the island at the center of attention in the kitchen at 4010 Meadow Lake. (Photography by TK Images)
This perspective reveals the location of the kitchen between the family room and the dining room at 4010 Meadow Lake. (Photography by TK Images)
This killer contemporary Houston kitchen in a home at 3 West Rivercrest opens to the 'beverage center,' far left. (Photography by TK Images)
Designed for entertaining, amenities include full size Sub-Zero fridge, Wolf six-burner range, two microwaves, two dishwashers, two warming drawers and side by side full-size ovens. 3 West Rivercrest (Photography by TK Images)
The kitchen at 3 West Rivercrest is designed with an open flow that engages the breakfast room and the 'beverage room.' (Photography by TK Images)
The tradition-themed kitchen at 215 Maple Valley Road in Tangleweood enjoys all the important features of a modern kitchen. Photo by TK Images.
The granite-topped center island features a utility sink with decorative fixtures. 215 Maple Valley Road. Photo by TK Images.
The family room, aka gathering room, opens to the kitchen. 215 Maple Valley Road. Photo by TK Images.
This gourmet kitchen in the Huntingdon features a commercial Viking double oven and a six-burner gas cooktop. 2121 Kirby Drive, 6NE. Photo by TK Images.
Stainless countertops and stainless steel tile backsplash give this kitchen in the Huntingdon a sleek, contemporary feel. Photo by TK Images.
While the oak hardwood floors, crown molding and charming nickel light fixtures speak of tradition, the appliances are au courant at 2012 Chilton in River Oaks.
What every kitchen needs: a Wolf double oven range with a six-burner cooktop and griddle, Sub-Zero side-by-side refrigerator and freezer. 2102 Chilton Road
The pantry at 2102 Chilton Road enjoys a whimsical touch with rattan baskets.
Chic sophistication best describes this kitchen boasting Eggersman cabinets in #804 at the Belfiore, 1275 S. Post Oak Lane. Photo by TK Images.
The open kitchen overlooks the dining area with views to downtown. 1275 S. Post Oak. Lane, #802. Photo by TK Images.
From any angle, this custom designed kitchen in #802 at the Belfiore is a looker. Photo by TK Images.
This beautifully traditional kitchen at 609 Avondale Street enjoys all the modern amenities. Photo by TK Images.
The newly-renovated kitchen at 609 Avondale Street boasts six gas burners and griddle, double convection/electric ovens and a warming drawer. Photo by TK Images.
The large single apron sink is flanked by custom cabinetry built on site. 609 Avondale St. Photo by TK Images.
Ah, the aroma of homemade cookies or the enticing smell of a spicy chili wafting through the kitchen. The tinkling of martini shakers or the pop of the champagne cork. Whatever the draw, the kitchen is the epicenter of the modern day home.
Throw a party and where do the guests most often congregate? The kitchen. Where does the family typically hang out? The kitchen.
In today’s world, living and cooking are going hand-in-hand with the kitchen serving as the welcoming hub for family activity. Thus, the marriage of pleasing esthetics and practicality for the home chef is paramount in kitchen design. This explains the must-have kitchen/family room component, an open plan that dictates a happy modality.
For those looking for 2019 trends in kitchen design, we suggest House Beautiful’s recent article on the subject.
For those interested in a look-see at fab Houston kitchens, there are a number of interesting designs from homes that are on the market, listed by Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty. Kitchen islands, trough sinks, six-burner gas cooktops, sleek minimalism, country classic — our selections range from high rises to townhouses to grand single family homes offering design inspiration.
See the houses in full:
3 W. Rivercrest, 77042
609 Avondale St. , 77006
2102 Chilton Road,77019
1275 Post Oak Lane #802 ,77056
215 Maple Valley Road, 77056
2121 Kirby Drive #6NE,77019 (recently sold)