Cathi Hodgins’ kitchen, that’s what. The designer finally renovated her favorite room. It was worth the wait.
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The appliances were an easier choice. In anticipation of the renovation, she found a good deal on a Sub-Zero refrigerator and kept it in storage for two years.
Restaurateur Xavier Teixido, her friend and longtime client, suggested Hodgins install a six-burner Wolf range because he so enjoys the stove in the kitchen she designed for him and his family. A warming drawer is at the ready when she is cooking for a crowd.
“When I have a party, I can enjoy myself with my guests because all the food has been prepared and is in the warming drawer,” she says.
A central peninsula is sheathed in exquisitely grained mahogany. Two lighting pendants suspended above the counter have shades of opaque glass molded in multiple rectangles, a geometric pattern that is reflected in the clear glass that fronts the cabinetry. The backsplash of square glass tiles is accented with contrasting stone set in a running brick pattern.
Such precision and attention to detail suit Hodgins, who also applies her penchant for exact measurements to baking.
“I work toward perfection in everything I do,” she says. “That’s what bakers do, too.”
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