The enlarged kitchen and family room are primary family spaces, particularly because Susan and her children love to cook. "It’s set up so three can work in the kitchen at one time and not be in each other’s way," she says. The kitchen has few upper cabinets. Instead, one side opens to the family room; exterior walls are lined with windows that overlook the pool and gardens.
The kitchen is a functional space with top-of-the-line appliances, including double dishwashers. "I highly recommend two dishwashers in a home with children," Susan says. An island and circular floor plan allow plenty of room for her and the children to cook together.
Countertop and backsplash (Calacatta Classico): Marmo E Granito, 206/368-0990.
Sink ("UrbanEdge Farmhouse Sink’’ #0710): Julien, 418/687-3630, julien.ca.
Faucet ("Suprimo’’): KWC Faucets Inc., 888/592-3287, kwcfaucets.com.
Range (60-inch): Wolf, 800/366-9653, wolfrange.com.
Pendant fixtures over island: Restoration Hardware, 800/910-9836, restorationhardware.com.