Sub-Zero and Wolf's 2010-2012 Kitchen Design Contest. The British Tudor style is beloved for its grandeur and charm, but today's families often find the kitchens dark, small and uncomfortable. Such was the case for a trader, his spouse, and three kids in their New Jersey enclave of late-1800 Tudors and Georgian Colonials. The wife loves to cook and wanted the kitchen to become the new central gathering place for family and entertaining. The original galley layout was cramped and it was a "dead-end room" leading nowhere. Kitchen designer Jim Dove bumped a wall out, adding an additional 150 square feet for comfortable walkways and ample dining space. Buttery yellow and dark cherry cabinetry create the signature Tudor high contrast, but introducing pine and quarter-sewn oak knocks the formality down for a more casual feeling. The 7x5 foot island with turned spindle legs provides ample storage and seating while evoking the feel of furniture from old England. Rush-seated stools also convey an English pastoral sensibility. An arch of wood and leaded glass spans a bank of pantry cabinets and Wolf double ovens. Underneath, the Sub-Zero built-in refrigerator and Sub-Zero built-in freezer serve as architectural columns. The homeowner was excited about her new Wolf dual convection ovens and Wolf rangetop with sealed burners that make cleaning a breeze—a benefit she felt was important given the kitchen's new status as the central living space.