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.

My Favorite Room | David James Elliott
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)
My Favorite Room | David James Elliott
The heart of the home is the spacious kitchen, where Elliott indulges in his favorite pastime when not working.

 (Jesse Goddard / For The Times)
My Favorite Room | David James Elliott
“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.”

 (Jesse Goddard / For The Times)
My Favorite Room | David James Elliott
The kitchen has a steam oven built into the butcher block, two stoves, an indoor gas grill and stuff for outdoor grilling.

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

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