Sub-Zero and Wolf's 2010-2012 Kitchen Design Contest. A young family who relocated from a ranch in the country wanted the kitchen of their new inner city Spanish Colonial-style home to exude some of the rural charm that they'd grown to love. The insurance executive and stay-at-home mother, wanted the kitchen to accommodate their three children to do crafts where mom and her full-time housekeeper cook together almost every evening, be comfortable for entertaining family, friends and neighbors, and stylish enough for business functions. Toney's kitchen-centric arrangement encourages mingling and welcomes multiple cooks in a countrified contemporary aesthetic that's a real conversation-starter. The T-shape accommodates multiple cooks, convenient double warming drawers keep dishes hot until serving, and a spacious bar with Sub-Zero wine storage creates a staging ground for refreshment and cocktail mixing. A feature wall with Wolf double ovens, a Sub-Zero refrigerator and Sub-Zero freezer gets more wow factor from a row of square windows and glass tile above. Elements that transition between country and contemporary include the soft green, brown and blue color scheme inspired by nature, a modified apron-front sink, and simple recessed panels on the island. Lyptus wood cabinets with a natural finish, frosted glass, and floors of riffed-cut oak also build up the soft, neutral palette. Nine-foot ceilings are accentuated with a custom exhaust hood in a clean, industrial profile.