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Annual Kitchen Awards


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award-winning kitchenBest Kitchen Designed by a Professional, First Place
Anita Eiler, designer for Bulthaup; clients: Dr. Jay and Marianne Monsef


This new, 4,200-square-foot home in Del Mar is nearing completion, but the owners hurried to finish the kitchen in time to enter it in the San Diego Magazine contest. It’s a German-style, Bulthaup-brand kitchen, and Anita Eiler is the local designer. The architecture of the home shows the influence of Frank Lloyd Wright—clean, simple and functional—with an emphasis on the use of wood and stone.

Because the house commands a fantastic view of the Pacific, Eiler chose a green granite for the kitchen counters to echo the colors of the ocean. The flooring is French limestone, and the glass doors have a sea-green hue. The cabinets are cherry wood with recessed panels.

The owners wanted, above all, a comfortable look. “The kitchen, for me, is very important,” says Marianne Monsef, who prides herself on being a gourmet cook. Her requirements: a Gaggenau oven, steamer, burners and wok—plus cabinets from Bulthaup, because the German cabinetmaker, a famous name in Europe for the past 50 years, now has outlets in California. Monsef says she is “fussy about staining. The doors should not be spotty, or different colors. The Bulthaup design team was dedicated. They spent time; they were meticulous.

“I get lots of compliments on the view of the ocean, on the floor plan and on the cabinets,” she says. “Whoever sees my kitchen says, ‘Wow!’”

No surprise. It’s what our contest judges said, too.
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