Tile designs on the cooktop backsplash are based on antique European drawings. Sandy Kline designs tile, stone, and other hard surfaces. An induction cooktop like this one heats by creating magnetic reactions between pans and the coils under the ceramic top. Sandy loves the precise calibrations (from super hot to barely warm) and that the top is 30 percent more efficient than gas.

Energy-efficient products like the Miele cooking appliances won Sandy Kline’s approval. The coffeemaker starts from scratch with a built-in grinder, and it has a calibrated water dispenser and high-tech frothing features. The speed oven combines a microwave and convection oven in a compact size. “We use that oven on a daily basis,” Sandy says. The single convection wall oven has pro features with sleek styling, and the steam oven uses heat and moisture, making it ideal for asparagus, broccoli, and shrimp.

Carved corbels accent the marble-topped dining island.

A Harbor Breeze double ceiling fan efficiently cools the room.

The Klines often cook during cool seasons in the heavily insulated wood-fired oven.

Blue-and-white custom tiling around the oven matches the cooktop backsplash and gives the kitchen a friendly, old-world look.

Materials used are eco-sensitive and traditional in style, like cabinets and architectural details finished with waterborne lacquer.

The Klines bumped out an exterior wall to enlarge and update their kitchen. The custom table-style island with turned legs by Matthew Burak divides the kitchen into work zones.

Homeowners Matt and Sandy Kline.

When Karen Bergman moved into a new home, she turned to her architect brother David to deliver a sharp, eco-friendly renovation of the kitchen.

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GreenSpace: Lovely, Eco-Sensitive Kitchen

A kitchen renovation that fosters healthful living

Written by Amy Elbert
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Energy-efficient products like the Miele cooking appliances won Sandy Kline’s approval. The coffeemaker starts from scratch with a built-in grinder, and it has a calibrated water dispenser and high-tech frothing features. The speed oven combines a microwave and convection oven in a compact size. “We use that oven on a daily basis,” Sandy says. The single convection wall oven has pro features with sleek styling, and the steam oven uses heat and moisture, making it ideal for asparagus, broccoli, and shrimp.

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