My Favorite Room | David James Elliott
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My Favorite Room | ‘JAG’ star David James Elliott commands his kitchen

The actor, who this fall begins an arc on ‘NCIS: Los Angeles,’ finds creative expression through cooking. Plus, it gets him out of laundry duty.

Actor David James Elliott is married to entrepreneur Nanci Chambers, and she and Elliott share their 8,000-square-foot Italian villa-style home with their 16-year old son and a menagerie that includes two dogs, two rats and a lizard. (Jesse Goddard / For The Times)
The heart of the home is the spacious kitchen, where Elliott indulges in his favorite pastime when not working.

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“Because I love to cook, and the kitchen was designed to do a lot of cooking” says Elliott. “The countertops are higher than average to accommodate my 6’4” body.”

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The kitchen has a steam oven built into the butcher block, two stoves, an indoor gas grill and stuff for outdoor grilling.

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There’s a chic rustic Italian theme throughout. (Jesse Goddard / For The Times)
Full dish sets came from Perugia, and glassware and chandeliers from Murano.

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Hand-stenciling can be seen in parts of the kitchen. (Jesse Goddard / For The Times)
“It’s a dream kitchen,” says Elliott. “There’s not much you can’t do in here.”
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