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                  visual—I like seeing them all,” says Walter, who restocks her favorite French ingredients every time she pays a visit.
Elsewhere, there’s a 48-inch Sub-Zero refrigerator, and Dornbracht sink fixtures add a modern touch. The kitchen also features an eight-burner BlueStar gas range with a large hood made in Pennsylvania. Walter designed a
floating stainless-steel shelf above the range to place salts and other essentials within easy reach.
Also in easy reach are a food
processor, a mixer and a blender, which she keeps out in the open instead of tucked away. “If you use it all the time, it remains on the counter,” she says.
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A five-by-eight-foot island serves as Walter’s main workspace. The two-inch Carrara marble slab was hefted into place by a crew of 11. “The thickness was because of the scale of the room,” she says. “It was an intentional design feature.”
Walter spent days sourcing slabs in the color and sizes she needed. Movable LED cable lights suspended from the high vaulted ceiling provide plenty of light over the island for homework or crafts.
As carefully as she selected the marble,
she also thought out the contents for each drawer and space within and around the island. Baking and prep items in front of her GE Advantium Speedcook combination microwave and convection oven are tucked away on one side, with a wireless printer on the other. “It’s a multitasking space that allows for multiple zones,” says Walter.
The drawers and cabinets on the perimeter of the kitchen are equally well thought out. One large drawer next to the range holds rows of glass spice jars from France. Installed on
a slant, they allow for instant retrieval. “I’m
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