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Home at the Hearth

Photo illustration (Carin Krasner / For the Times ; Architectural rendering by La Mer Walker)
The rear cooking area of the kitchen also has a large Sub-Zero refrigerator. The service section in background is tucked out of sight of the living room and is adjacent to the garage, which the couple use as a staging/storage site. (Carin Krasner / For the Times)
Karen Bobo washes and chops vegetables in a custom sink that’s 5 feet long and 3 inches deep, right. It was inspired by a sink that she and husband Alan Grosbard saw in a Tuscan villa. Grosbard cooks lobsters on the Thermador cooktop, which features a custom hood and ventilation system. (Carin Krasner / For the Times)
Architect Lise Matthews opened up the enclosed 1950s kitchen to the formal dining and living room. The long stand-up bar, which has a mahogany base and Russo Magna marble counter, includes a wine cooler, ice maker, freezer and refrigerator drawers (Carin Krasner / For the Times)
A KWC Domo semi-commercial faucet scours pots and pans, which fit easily into the deep sink, surrounded by a marble countertop. (Carin Krasner / For the Times)
Pizzas are cooked in minutes in a 36-inch Gaggenau oven. The cabinet above houses a pull-out TV. Lower drawers hold dishes for up to 24 people (Carin Krasner / For the Times)
Bobo creates sorbets in her Italian gelati maker, then stores them in a Sub-Zero freezer drawer in the bar. (Carin Krasner / For the Times)
A Sub-Zero refrigerator drawer in the bar stores cheeses at 36 degrees, “a temperature which allows us to keep them for a very long time,” Bobo says, and also conceals them from Abby and Pasha. (Carin Krasner / For the Times)
Doug Emhoff makes martinis at the kitchen’s center island. The island, which is used for prepping food and often doubles as a buffet table and bar, is topped with nonporous CaesarStone, an engineered stone that s resistant to heat, stains and scratches. For the kitchen, architect Brian Murphy created a streamlined corridor of vacuum-sealed plastic cabinets (Carin Krasner / For the Times)
The children have their own homework and play stations by the dining room. Crayons and other materials are stored overhead in baskets. (Carin Krasner / For the Times)
From the kitchen, Kerstin Emhoff, who produces music videos and commercials, can watch the TV in the family room or gaze at the fireplace in the living room. (Carin Krasner / For the Times)
A pair of round Kohler sinks in the center island are near the Sub-Zero refrigerator, aiding food preparation. (Carin Krasner / For the Times)
The counter was dropped six inches to serve as both the Emhoffs’ home office area and the children’s homework station. (Carin Krasner / For the Times)
The rear area of the kitchen features a Viking double oven, a GE microwave inside a Viking microwave cabinet and a Viking warming drawer. A double sink and a GE chef’s dishwasher, which has been reconfigured for pots and pans, allow for out-of-sight cleanup. (Carin Krasner / For the Times)
Steve Oberg, personal assistant for homeowners Jan Stevens and Stephen Graham, shoots pool at a table adjoining the kitchen. The kitchen’s back wall was reinforced with steel I-beams to accommodate the weight of the Snaidero Ola cabinets and appliances. Included is a central cabinet that features a pneumatic-lift door above the sink. Custom counters and back splash are polished stainless steel (Carin Krasner / For the Times)
Designers Janet Bussell and Barrie Livingstone installed the flush-mounted Gaggenau telescopic vent system, which emerges with the press of a button to suction smoke and odors from the cooktop. (Carin Krasner / For the Times)
A casual dining area adjacent to the kitchen overlooks the pool and the ocean at Point Dume. A nearby GE Monogram refrigerator drawer in the bar holds cold drinks for friends playing billiards or coming in from the pool. The center island has a Miele griddle and cooktop with a central wok burner. (Carin Krasner / For the Times)
A Miele Incognito dishwasher matches the cabinets. (Carin Krasner / For the Times)
A KitchenAid microwave sits atop a Miele espresso machine that grinds its own beans. (Carin Krasner / For the Times)
From left: Boffi chief executive Roberto Gavazzi, creative director Piero Lissoni and company president Paolo Boffi. (David Ash / For the Times)
The Boffi “LT Kitchen” features gray-stained oak and an Antares stone countertop. (David Ash / For the Times)
The Boffi “LT Kitchen” features gray-stained oak and an Antares stone countertop. (David Ash / For the Times)