The kitchen is most often the heart of a home, the place where the family gathers every morning, where guests congregate for conversation and where the host of the soirée holds court. In the magnificent seaside homes of Espiritu, the gourmet kitchens are wide open to the living, dining and outdoor spaces creating an effortless flow while exuding a feeling of warmth that circulates throughout the great room. They feature a blend of style and substance and a masterful interplay between modern design and classic charm.
Architectural Digest Cocinas, a Mexican publication spotlighting the world’s finest kitchens, has recognized Espiritu for the exquisite design of its chef-caliber “cocinas.” The magazine featured the gourmet kitchen from one of the Espiritu Estate residences, calling it “the new definition of luxury.”
“The kitchens in our new Estate homes have been designed to feature a blend of traditional and contemporary design,“ said Ron Hatfield, President of Del Mar Development, the developer of the Espiritu residential resort community. “The kitchens in all of our homes can be customized by our owners, who can choose the aesthetic and finishings from the highly curated selection at our on-site design center.”
The Estate kitchens feature intricate tile work, crafted alder cabinetry, smooth granite countertops and every luxury appliance you can ask for from GE Monogram Custom Hoods to Sub-Zero refrigerators. In case the light streaming in through the receding glass pocket doors doesn’t brighten the space enough, the soaring ceilings feature clerestory windows that bathe the room in sunlight. An eye-catching, contemporary-style pendant light fixture, like the one at Espiritu Estate 16, adds a touch of modern style. An adjacent, well-equipped butler’s kitchen and outdoor cooking station allows for the prep work to take place behind the scenes.
In Espiritu’s latest residential offering, The Ledges at Espiritu, the kitchen design has taken an even more contemporary direction with a seamless, minimalist design that can also be customized to taste. The Residences and Penthouses feature white quartzite countertops, finish chrome fixtures, Wolf 48” Gas Ranges, Infrared Griddles and Miele built-in coffee machines with Nespresso system. The open-concept design affords for magnificent ocean views to inspire even the most novice of chefs.