The fridge: We recently had a builder of new construction properties speak at our office meeting and she updated us all about trends. Having all of your appliances, fridges, dishwashers, even the vent hoods above the stove blend in with the cabinetry is the hot trend. A kitchen should now look like any other room in the house since it is where people do most of their entertaining. Service kitchens (a hidden kitchen) are now a thing again because heaven forbid, any guests would see dirty dishes! Oh and the hip things is for the interior of your fridge to be black…apparently it shows off your food better!
The kitchen sink with the window leading outside: I saw this kitchen sink window at a property on the Riviera and it reminded me of what we did at my house. Although in this case the window opens up, ours fold to the left and the right. This idea worked for this particular house since there is a narrow path outside of the kitchen and opening to the sides would block access. I love that this idea really connects the yard to the kitchen, although I constantly splash waster on mine when doing dishes!
The king of all bathrooms: I walked into this unassuming house in Bel Air Knolls and wandered around a bit chatting with the listing agent. Then I made my way into the master bedroom and peeked into the bathroom. Then I took another look as this bathroom is huge and very nicely done. Gray tile seems to be the favored look these days. We did our bathrooms with white tile but gray grout which I highly recommend! I also like how they chose so many different, yet related tiles to tell the story of the separate bathroom areas.
Bocce Ball Court: This house on Alameda Padre Serra (APS) is super cool! In fact I told the listing agent that he should buy it! This is an agent that only ever has gorgeous listings…I wonder what some of these agents do when asked to list a less than gorgeous home? Refer them to a colleague…a professional mystery! Complete with fantastic views of the whole city, a very spacious floor plan with modern touches, a pool, pool house and then completely separate on the side of the property, this incredible bocce ball court that was just begging for a tournament. I have walked by this house many times in my life and never knew that this bocce court was nestled in on the other side of the fence!