5 Best Kitchens with a View

From on December 23, 2009 in Kitchen Remodel

Looking out and seeing stunning sunsets and ice-capped mountains can only make food preparation easier and meals tastier. Here are some of the best kitchen views from around the world.

#1 - Ocean View and Blue Sky Cooking

The wood, granite, tile and stainless kitchen combo are as minimalist as the home’s exterior, and yet warm with style and color. Designed by architect Steven Kanner, living, cooking and dining take place in one large open space. And when homeowner Richard Ackerman wants even more room, all he has to do is push the glass walls of his Malibu Hills home into a custom pocket and the Pacific Ocean nearly comes indoors.

#2 - Swiss Alps, Anyone?

Tucked away in the Swiss chalet near French-speaking Leysin village, this beautiful home, called Chalet Chimère, has a newly renovated Italian kitchen. Quite a cultural melting pot alongside an equally diverse landscape, one that the cook can enjoy from a pot on the stove.

#3 - Castle and Mani Peninsula Views in Koroni, Greece

Surrounded by vineyards, olive, citrus trees and the sound of waves and cicadas, the home sits near Koroni, Greece’s Zaga beach. There are views of a castle and the Mani Peninsula from the kitchen window. That can be your first stop since you may grow an appetite on the way to the house. It is only accessible by a steep footpath or from the beach itself.

#4 - SoCal Beach Views as Far as the Eye Can See

In between the Pacific Coast Highway and Pacific Ocean, this openly modern Southern California home is not without beach views from its beachside kitchen. A full wall of glass, designed by architect Richard Meier, guarantees views of the water.

#5 - Take Your Coffee with Seattle Mountain Views

One of the largest houses in the Forster Wood neighborhood of Seattle, the home has a newly remodeled spacious kitchen with equally expansive mountain views.

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