Bridgehampton builder George Gavalas laid the groundwork, constructing a new house with a spacious rectangular kitchen rich in architectural details. His white wood cabinets with recessed panel doors are accented by pilasters, carved corbels, a plate rack, and a glass-fronted china cabinet. Carrara marble perimeter countertops and a marble mosaic backsplash are sophisticated, while bin-style pulls and a beadboard ceiling keep the mood informal. The white cabinets and marble are warmed by the toast-colored Australian cypress floor and a dark mahogany countertop on the large center island.
Gavalas designed the kitchen so traffic flows easily around the island, and a dining area at one end of the room makes it ideal for entertaining. Two sinks and ample work surfaces accommodate multiple cooks and others who just like to hang out.
Cabinetry and china cabinet (custom design by George Gavalas): Gavalas Builders, 631/537-8955.
Floors: Australian cypress.
Countertops: Carrara marble.
Island countertop: mahogany.
Farm sink: Kohler, 800/456-4537, kohler.com.
Refrigerator: Sub-Zero Inc., 800/222-7820, subzero.com.
Stove; wall oven: Thermador, 800/656-9226, thermador.com.
Dishwasher: Miele Inc., 800/843-7231, miele.com.
Cabinetry hardware (brushed nickel); faucets (brushed nickel): Waterworks, 800/899-6757, waterworks.com.
Backsplash: marble mosaic.
Bar stool: English Country Antiques, 631/537-0606, ecantiques.com.
Hanging lanterns over island: Ann-Morris Antiques, 212/755-3308.