3 Kitchens You'll Absolutely Adore

Kitchens are often the gathering place of a home, regardless of how much or how little cooking actually happens! And a well-designed kitchen can inspire us to eat in, have friends and family over, enjoy a long weekend breakfast. We collected a few of our favorite kitchens from our current listings, kitchens that we wouldn't mind brushing up on those cooking skills in -- because we all have goals of cooking more at home, right?

1. Bright, bold & beautiful

This stylish kitchen stands out with its oversized island, eye-catching white quartz counters, and rich cabinetry. An open layout was applied to the whole main floor of this 1913 Georgian home in Queen Anne. Wonderful for entertaining, the kitchen flows right into the dining room, which flows naturally to the lush outside area. 

You can just see yourself hosting boozy brunches and intimate dinner parties, right?

You can just see yourself hosting boozy brunches and intimate dinner parties, right?

2. Warm hues, lake views

These counters look familiar, eh? We're seeing this style of crisp, white quartz counters often lately. They add a splash of sophistication and modern appeal. We love how the stark white counters are paired with the natural wood grain of the bar stools. With the sink situated in the island, the chef can also enjoy sumptuous views of Juanita Bay through the curved wall of windows that lines the main floor.

If it looks this good in full light, just imagine how this west-facing kitchen looks during sunset...

If it looks this good in full light, just imagine how this west-facing kitchen looks during sunset...

3. Fabulous & functional

With a large skylight overhead, you'll always have the benefit of natural light in this kitchen. The custom design that flows throughout this home is especially evident in this well-equipped kitchen. Pretty cabinetry does a lot of work here, showcasing dishware and providing a home for your most prized bottles of wine.

If you think this is a great view, just wait until you see the Puget Sound views this home was built around. 

If you think this is a great view, just wait until you see the Puget Sound views this home was built around. 

Inside one of Capitol Hill’s largest — and most historically restored — homes

Many of the homes on Capitol Hill’s ‘Millionaire’s Row’ fascinate us. What makes this grouping stand out among the historic homes in Seattle is that these grand early 20th century residences are largely intact — renovated, updated, restored — giving us a unique glimpse into the past. 

And if one home in particular stands out for its restoration, it’s 725 14th Avenue East. Originally built between 1903 and 1905, the house is best known as ‘The Skinner Mansion,’ named for the prominent shipping magnate who lived in it from 1914 until the 1950’s. The 10,000-sq.-ft. house sits on a half-acre lot — one of the largest properties on Capitol Hill. The estate was carved up into three separate lots in the 1970’s. In 1999, the current owners acquired the properties that had been sold and restored the estate to its original footprint.

We've selected several of our favorite living spaces (and it was hard to choose!) that showcase the extent of this incredible restoration. Toggle through the photo gallery below:

 

Take a cinematic tour through this home:

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