September 4, 2018

Clarke’s Top 10 Kitchens – Summer 2018

Kitchen with white cabinets, wood floors, and matching wood sided counter island.

At Clarke, we are always interested to see the innovative use of Sub-Zero and Wolf, whether they are brought front and center with gleaming stainless, signature red knobs and multiple ovens or deftly integrated behind surfaces that make the appliances disappear into a room that is more furniture than a traditional kitchen. Take a look at our top picks of the summer from New England’s finest designers…

Entertainment, organization and cooking were the homeowner’s focus for this new kitchen. Good Life New England Founder Glenn Meader designed a kitchen where everything is assured to have a place to facilitate this very organized kitchen lover.  An entertainment bar, 10 Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances carefully place for a wonderful flow, a large island and open sightlines that connect this beautiful kitchen with the rest of the home come together in a gracious space that is the ultimate cook and entertainer’s dream kitchen.

This farmhouse chic transitional kitchen leverages brass and black details to take a classic white kitchen to a whole new level. Designed by Kathy Currie of Curry and Kingston in Cos Cob, Connecticut, the grey island and massive stone fireplace in the dining area beyond combine to give this project a warm and stunning aesthetic. The Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances chosen are bold without calling too much attention to themselves in this beautiful kitchen.

This simple, yet elegant kitchen is the second kitchen The Kitchen Company Co-Owner Gail Bolling has designed for Woodbridge homeowners Steve and Nancy. After selling their first house and parting ways with their beloved kitchen, they asked Gail to closely replicate their original kitchen in a smaller space. The large Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, along with a classic Wolf range and built-in hood help to give the impression – and recreate the functionality –  of the more spacious kitchen they left behind.

This beautiful white enamel custom kitchen was designed for a newly constructed waterfront home by Michael Hovnanian of Michael James Design. The custom stone hearth with its 60″ Wolf range and white porcelain arabesque tiles is the focal point of the kitchen. However, many are drawn to the custom-made cabinet doors that clad the two Sub-Zero BI-36 refrigerators. This is no ordinary white kitchen with an expansive island housing a Wolf microwave drawer and finished double ogee laminated edge.  The kitchen is also home to a Wolf steam oven, a Wolf warming drawer and two Sub-Zero refrigerator drawers. Whether you love to cook, entertain or be entertained, this is a space you’d love.


Sometimes you have to move walls to get the job done, which is exactly what Cassia Wyner of CW Design did to open up a cramped, dated kitchen for this family. The layout now opens the kitchen to a lovely sitting room and creates a great room space that allows the family to cook, dine, entertain and do homework together. The design brings streaming light into the room and places a large island in the heart of the space. A custom beverage center (with Sub-Zero undercounter refrigeration) is tucked to the side so that family members relaxing in the sitting area need not interrupt the cook in the main kitchen when wanting a juice or soda.


From the first glance, you can see that this is a classic kitchen designed by an architect. David Andreozzi, founder of Andreozzi Architecture, offers up a kitchen that is well proportioned with a respect for both the home’s historical roots and placement on Narragansett Bay. Gracious details abound. In classic black and white, with a range hood that surprises the eye and finishes that fit perfectly in this recreation of a classic New England shingle-style bungalow with culturally sustainable ideologies, this kitchen is both striking and exceedingly comfortable.


When Cassia Wyner of CW Design expanded the kitchen in this home by five feet across its long wall, everything changed for the homeowners. A space they dreaded spending time in became a favorite. The new family eating area, stunning hutch storage that matches the cabinetry and windows on the backyard, have transformed their kitchen and their home. This light, airy space exudes simplicity and relaxation and has become the hub of this family’s activity.


Another stellar project from Curry and Kingston, this transitional design transformed a dark, traditional kitchen into a fresh, bright, functional space fit for the growing family that lives there. Beautiful touches including a custom buffet, glass-door upper cabinet that appears to float over the counter and gorgeous tile work come together to make this white, grey and stainless kitchen very special.


This kitchen, designed by Maryanne Reynolds at Homestead Kitchens, was part of a whole house remodel, yet from the very beginning, the client saw the kitchen as her major focus. As the mother of two sets of twins, she was keen on creating a kitchen that functioned well for her family. Her wish list from the very beginning included a huge island, large walkways and high-performance Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances. From a custom baking drawer, an easy-to-each cubby on the side of the island for kids cups, and a pull-out message center with charging station, this kitchen functions exactly as the homeowner dreamed! Kudos to Dovetail Construction Corp out of Billerica, MA for the home remodel.


Designer Julie Heussner of The Kitchen Company created a transitional-style kitchen that complemented this home, which is loved by a blended family. The custom hutch provides a handsome home and charging station for the homeowner’s many cameras and digital equipment. Another nod to technology is the trash receptacle that automatically opens and closes when needed. Unique storage solutions fill the kitchen, along with carefully placed Sub-Zero and Wolf appliance that now serve the family well.