Sub-Zero and Wolf's 2010-2012 Kitchen Design Contest. A developer creates a contemporary custom home for his family, that is also suitable for entertaining. Every detail of the residence — from the view of city lights as seen from the living room bar to the kitchen's stunning gold-leafed barrel-vaulted ceiling — showcases the best in style, material, craftsmanship, flow and function. Guests enjoy comfortable stools with tall arms during an evening of performance cooking across from the Wolf 48-inch Dual Fuel range. On the opposite wall from the island is another island and another 48-inch Wolf range with matching stainless steel range hood that leads the eye through the space. The black glass backsplash "adds depth, reflection and drama," adds Sei. "It's glamorous." Every surface adds its own unique shape, color and texture to the story. Oak woodwork is stained a deep, almost black, eggplant. Several cabinet fronts have a custom wave texture. Ribbed glass upper cabinetry creates an interesting, translucent veil, and lighted toe kicks add splash and make the dark islands appear to levitate. Caterers work in a completely separate kitchen. The flow of the space really makes it work well for entertaining. French doors lead to a library room consisting entirely of cookbooks. On the way in to browse the collection, guests are encouraged to help themselves to a glass of wine from the built-in sideboard bar with Sub-Zero undercounter refrigerator and Sub-Zero wine cooler.