The Calibu Vineyard kitchen is now virtually revealed.

To expand and brighten the dated 80s kitchen, the wall between Kitchen and Dining has been removed, and the wall separating the Kitchen from the Central Hall will be replaced with a glass wine cellar. The centerpiece of the Kitchen will be a 19-foot custom island, wrapped in dramatically veined stone from Best Cheer Stone. Oversized Possini pendants from Lamps Plus hang above, highlighting the Monogram gas range top and wine reserve, Shaws prep sink, Perrin & Rowe satin gold faucet, and Signature Hardware brass cabinet pulls as presented by Ferguson. Inspired by the eucalyptus grove that surrounds the vineyard, a Shaws Gallery farmhouse sink is being custom handcrafted with a stunning apron of blue eucalyptus leaves and gold stems. Hector Landgrave Furniture counter stools grace the island bar, offering a perfect view of the vineyard vines. The main Kitchen is supported by an additional Butler’s Pantry and Prep Kitchen, with Monogram appliances throughout. Herringbone faux wood tile floors and textural back splash tile from Emser Tile bring rich color and depth to the space.

SURFACES Showhome: Calibu Vineyard by Jennifer Farrell
SURFACES Showhome: Calibu Vineyard by Jennifer Farrell
SURFACES Showhome: Calibu Vineyard by Jennifer Farrell
SURFACES Showhome: Calibu Vineyard by Jennifer Farrell

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The Calibu Vineyard kitchen and prep kitchen feature the following brands.

  • Emser Backsplash: Passion Azul Tile
  • Emser Wood-look Tile Floor: Pocono Oak
  • Best Cheer Stone Namib Fantasy Soft-Quartzite, Island Waterfall Countertop
  • Hector Landgrave Furniture, 1288 Counter Stools
  • The Gallery by Shaws, Eucalyptus Farmhouse Sink, presented by Ferguson
  • Lamps Plus, Possini Euro Torino Pendants
  • Monogram 48” Professional Gas Range Top & Wine Reserve, presented by Ferguson
  • Monogram Smart Integrated Column Refrigerator and Freezer, presented by Ferguson
  • Monogram Smart Statement Steam Oven, Electric Wall Ovens, and Advantium 5-in-1 Oven, presented by Ferguson
  • Signature Hardware Diehl Brass Cabinet Pulls, presented by Ferguson
  • Perrin & Rowe Armstrong Pull Down Touchless Kitchen Faucet, presented by Ferguson
Best Cheer Stone | SURFACES Showhome: Calibu Vineyard by Jennifer Farrell

STONE

Emser Tile | SURFACES Showhome: Calibu Vineyard by Jennifer Farrell

TILE

Lamps Plus | SURFACES Showhome: Calibu Vineyard by Jennifer Farrell

LIGHTING

Ferguson | SURFACES Showhome: Calibu Vineyard by Jennifer Farrell

PRESENTING

Monogram | SURFACES Showhome: Calibu Vineyard by Jennifer Farrell

APPLIANCES

GE Appliances | SURFACES Showhome: Calibu Vineyard by Jennifer Farrell

APPLIANCES

Signature Hardware | SURFACES Showhome: Calibu Vineyard by Jennifer Farrell

HARDWARE

Hector Landgrave Furniture | SURFACES Showhome: Calibu Vineyard by Jennifer Farrell

FURNITURE

Kitchen Design Q&A with Jennifer Farrell

The centerpiece of the Kitchen is the 19-foot custom island wrapped in dramatically veined Namib Fantasy soft-quartzite from Best Cheer Stone. Oversized Possini pendants from Lamps Plus hang above, highlighting the Monogram gas range top and wine reserve, Perrin & Rowe satin gold faucet, and Signature Hardware brass cabinet pulls as presented by Ferguson. Inspired by the eucalyptus grove that surrounds the vineyard, a Shaws Gallery farmhouse sink is custom handcrafted with a stunning apron of blue eucalyptus leaves and gold stems. Hector Landgrave Furniture counter stools grace the island bar, offering a perfect view of the vineyard vines. The main Kitchen is supported by an additional Butler’s Pantry and Prep Kitchen with Monogram appliances throughout. Herringbone faux wood tile floors and textural backsplash tile from Emser Tile bring rich color and depth to the space.

  • Emser Backsplash: Passion Azul Tile
  • Emser Wood-look Tile Floor: Pocono Oak
  • Best Cheer Stone Namib Fantasy Soft-Quartzite, Island Waterfall Countertop
  • Hector Landgrave Furniture, 1288 Counter Stools
  • The Gallery by Shaws, Eucalyptus Farmhouse Sink, presented by Ferguson
  • Lamps Plus, Possini Euro Torino Pendants
  • Monogram 48” Professional Gas Range Top & Wine Reserve, presented by Ferguson
  • Monogram Smart Integrated Column Refrigerator and Freezer, presented by Ferguson
  • Monogram Smart Statement Steam Oven, Electric Wall Ovens, and Advantium 5-in-1 Oven, presented by Ferguson
  • Signature Hardware Diehl Brass Cabinet Pulls, presented by Ferguson
  • Perrin & Rowe Armstrong Pull Down Touchless Kitchen Faucet, presented by Ferguson

Kitchens can’t just be beautiful – they have to be durable and practical.  That’s why I shy away from wood floors and delicate countertop stones in a kitchen. For Calibu Vineyard, I chose Namib Fantasy soft-quartzite, which is dramatic and stunning, and quartzite is heat and stain resistant in ways marble isn’t.  And the floors are Pocono Oak faux wood tile laid in a herringbone pattern. So the rich, warm look of wood anchors the kitchen, but the tile is practically bulletproof.

We’re seeing a move away from the white-on-white kitchen, towards two-toned cabinetry in blacks, greys, and ashy woods.  At Calibu Vineyard, the perimeter cabinets are a taupe-gray, which offsets the satin gold hardware beautifully.  The long black island provides striking contrast, and the deep slate blue of the backsplash and sink detail is another hot color in kitchens right now.

My trick for mixing and matching is to not use two similar materials in the same space, as they can compete and cancel each other out.  For example, I wouldn’t use two different types of natural stone in one kitchen, or wood cabinets with wood-look floors.  Instead, I’d mix a stone counter with a quartz counter, as we’ve done at Calibu Vineyard, and pair
a wood-look floor with painted cabinetry.

Smart appliances are a must in any new kitchen design. Coffee makers that know just how you like your latte and have it ready when you wake; refrigerators that you can control with your smartphone – these are not just luxury items, they’re what clients expect for the modern kitchen. Calibu Vineyard features Monogram Smart appliances, including the Smart 5-in-1 Wall oven with Advantium Technology. The precision cooking mode monitors and adjusts as it cooks – it makes anyone look like a master chef!

Three elements we’re seeing right now in the open floor plan kitchen are all incorporated at Calibu Vineyard: the home wine cellar, the oversized island, and the prep kitchen. The wine cellar we’ve created is see-through and replaced a solid wall between the kitchen and foyer, which allows bright sunlight and vineyard views to show all the way into the center hall of the house.  The 19 ft. island is the gathering point of the kitchen, with refrigeration, cooking, storage, prep sink, and trash disposal all integrated.  By placing the 48” gas range top in the center of the island, the chef now becomes the star and focal point while entertaining.  And prep kitchens are becoming increasingly popular, for those times when you want the main kitchen to remain pristine while the real work happens in a more intimate and less visible cooking space.

Touchless faucets are delightful!  My clients love these, especially for the messy cooks who don’t want to glom up their beautiful faucets with food-covered hands.   Dimensional backsplash tile is one of my favorite kitchen items, as it gives a great mix of materials instead of running the same counter material on the walls, and a textural tile with dimensionality adds great richness to the walls.  And a separate prep sink in addition to the main sink is one of the biggest requests from clients – it’s nice to wash fruits and veggies in a different place than dirty dishes.

Whether you’re a five-star chef or a takeout expert, one thing everyone needs in the kitchen is great lighting!  Food appearance, prep work and cooking, entertaining and dining – it all needs great lighting to enhance the experience.  I suggest layers of lighting, all dimmable, with LED ceiling cans to offer a general spread of light, dramatic pendants and sconces to add focal lighting, and under cabinet or hood lighting to provide task lighting.  

Change your cabinet hardware.  Statement pulls in today’s finishes, like satin gold or matte black, are an inexpensive way to update cabinetry.

Add statement lighting. A large chandelier or three bold pendants over the island function as art in a kitchen, and can be very easily installed by an electrician in a few
hours.

Clear off the counters.  Take all the clutter and tuck it into cabinets, then add just a few curated items, like a vase of fresh flowers and a cluster of glass canisters filled with dry goods. Suddenly the kitchen feels less like a work horse and more like a show piece.

Under Construction

Welcome to the
Contractor Corner

The SURFACES Showhome: Calibu Vineyard is under construction and the contractors have something cooking in this kitchen!

While you are seeing the beautiful virtual imagery above, contractors, installers, and service providers are turning the dated home into a magical vineyard estate.

TISE Tv had Jennifer interview the crews. Here's a peak at the home under construction and a sound-bite or two from the interviews with the crew working on the project as they share what is new, different, or challenging from the contractor's perspective!

SURFACES Showhome: Calibu Vineyard by Jennifer Farrell

TISE Tv talked to Alberto Baragas, Chief Installer for Kitchen Pro Cabinetry. They built the custom perimeter kitchen cabinets, prep kitchen cabinets and laundry room cabinet. We asked Alberto some questions about the kitchen remodel.

Is there anything you did that was different or new that you haven't done before?
"The only things that were special were the side cabinets and the sink area - we had to modify an angle. The oven cabinets, we had to make flat with the doors so it's a little modified to meet the flush-mount installation of the appliances".

What was different or a special design request about this kitchen remodel that you have not seen before? "The toe-kick molding is flush-mount to the doors for the floor-to-ceiling cabinets, usually it is inside the doors".  When asked by Jennifer if he liked it, Alberto responded, "it looks nice. It looks like furniture, not like a cabinet!"

SURFACES Showhome: Calibu Vineyard by Jennifer Farrell
SURFACES Showhome: Calibu Vineyard by Jennifer Farrell
SURFACES Showhome: Calibu Vineyard by Jennifer Farrell
SURFACES Showhome: Calibu Vineyard by Jennifer Farrell
SURFACES Showhome: Calibu Vineyard by Jennifer Farrell