Much as a shower of fresh herbs or flaky sea salt brings extra zest to any dish, the colorful kitchen cabinets in these five homes—from Manhattan to Santa Monica—really spice up the space.
Chic Fifth Avenue Condominium
New York, New York | Serena Boardman & Jonathan L. Banks, Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage
Expertly renovated, this light-filled condominium residence looks out across Central Park toward the Manhattan skyline from its perch high above Fifth Avenue. Measuring a generous 3,623 square feet and featuring a unique blend of prewar architecture and crisp, clean contemporary style, it offers five peaceful bedrooms, four baths, chic entertaining spaces, and a handsome library with built-ins. In the delightful kitchen and breakfast area, sunny windows and eye-catching Tiffany blue cabinetry contribute to the cheerful ambience. The desirable building provides a fitness center, a lounge, and a playroom.
Enchanting Modern Victorian
San Francisco, California | Caroline Kahn Werboff & Caroline Kahn Werboff, Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage
Atop a hill in a desirable, convenient neighborhood, this impeccably remodeled San Francisco home enjoys sweeping vistas of the city skyline from many windows and its enviable back deck. The open kitchen, which flows effortlessly into the living and dining room, features stainless-steel appliances, quartz countertops, and striking red lacquered cabinetry. The private quarters—two restful bedrooms and two stylish baths—are secluded on the bright, sunlight-flooded upper level.
Stylish Southampton Haven
Southampton, New York | Susan Schmidgall, Sotheby’s International Realty – East Hampton Brokerage
Minutes from the beach and Southampton village, this charming condominium home features four bedrooms, an open-plan living and dining room, a lower-level great room ideal for casual entertaining and billiards, a bar or wine-tasting room, a one-car garage, and a backyard patio. Just off the living and dining area is a stylish kitchen with top-tier stainless-steel appliances, an island, a breakfast area, and cabinetry in a sophisticated vibrant blue hue. Community residents enjoy use of a clubhouse, a pool, a fitness center, and tennis courts.
Contemporary Getaway in Silver Lake
Los Angeles, California | Angie Hill, Sotheby’s International Realty – Los Feliz Brokerage
Bold use of color, texture, and pattern creates visual interest and a unique ambience in this striking contemporary residence in Silver Lake. In addition to three distinctively designed bedrooms and baths, it features an open dining and family room that adjoins a recently renovated kitchen with delightful coral cabinetry. Surrounding the home are citrus and bamboo trees, tasteful landscaping, a secluded dining patio, a sunny back terrace, and a pool clad in vibrant Moroccan tile.
Charming Santa Monica Bungalow
Santa Monica, California | Tami McGuirt, Sotheby’s International Realty – Pacific Palisades Brokerage
A timeless charm pervades this delightful three-bedroom Santa Monica bungalow, recently renovated yet retaining its Spanish inspiration and classical details. In a configuration ideal for entertaining, just steps from the formal dining room is an inviting open kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, a breakfast bar, a pantry, and plentiful cabinets finished in robin’s egg blue. Tall thriving trees create consummate privacy for the relaxing backyard and its refreshing saltwater pool and spa.