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  • When Steve and Michelle met and fell in love they were both working at Sur la Table in Pike Place Market. Years later, they have two boys and they still share a love for gastronomy, much to the benefit of family and friends. These are people who seriously cook. Their kitchen had to function while looking fabulous. So they came to the table to design their new kitchen not only with visions and ideas but model #’s and specs. Also, images of great working kitchens like Tom Douglas’ kitchen which inspired the pie shaped island.

  • The centerpiece of this kitchen is a burgundy red Lacanche range, built by a two century old family owned company in France. Acquiring a Lacanche is less a matter of buying an appliance than joining an international culinary society complete with web community where proud owners post photos and messages. The website states a commitment to “help inspire a revival of the family meal and organic local produce". An object this beautiful has to be in good company and it sits opposite a large inset chopping block of 4" thick end grain walnut by John Boos of Illinois. The counters are Carrara marble which will age to a vintage patina and thats what the owners want.

  • Everyone who worked on this kitchen was in awe of the great homemade food that was always coming out of the oven. Early on, while field measuring, the cabinet maker was mesmerized by the steaming macaroni and cheese being frozen in preparation for moving out of the kitchen. The architect was sent home from a design meeting with glazed balsamic walnuts. And at the job complete picnic carpenters were asking for the rhubarb crisp recipe.

  • A small family owned company in the Cote d'Or district of Burgundy should be very pleased.