In Paris in 1908, Albert Dupuy revolutionized cooking with his invention of the La Cornue oven. The tradition of excellence and elegance continues today, in ranges made by hand, in labor-intensive processes undertaken by specialist craftspeople. The results are both exceptional appliances and eye-catching works of art.
Historic Sag Harbor Getaway
Sag Harbor, New York | Dana Trotter, Sotheby’s International Realty – Bridgehampton Brokerage
Dating to circa 1765, this delightful four-bedroom home is filled with period character and beautifully preserved details, including walls constructed from ship ballasts, floors of brick and pumpkin pine, waxed Venetian plaster walls, and classic dentil moldings. Sensitively updated in 2012, the 4,300-square-foot residence also features a rear dining deck overlooking a heated lap pool and mature landscaping. The centerpiece of the colorful eat-in kitchen is a La Cornue Château range in Lafayette Blue.
Vintage California Character
Los Angeles, California | Nick Mercado & Paulina Ho, Sotheby’s International Realty – Los Feliz Brokerage
In this elegant five-bedroom California home, authentic vintage style holds sway, accented gracefully by subtle, sophisticated modern updates. Original plasterwork, richly hued wood paneling, and a period fireplace exist stylishly alongside sleek custom lighting, opulent baths, and top-tier appliances. The heart of the 4,102-square-foot residence is a light-filled family room and kitchen with a wine storage area, a butler’s pantry, quartz countertops, a sizable island, and a La Cornue range. French doors open to an inviting deck with an outdoor kitchen and serene backyard.
Traditional Refinement in Greenwich
Greenwich, Connecticut | Steve Archino, Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage
An air of tradition pervades this colorful, welcoming home in Greenwich, which features stately columns, coffered ceilings, wainscoting, and paneled walls. Highlights include formal living and dining rooms, a library, a game room, a theater, balconies, five bedrooms, and a collector’s garage. Overlooking and opening to the 2.16-acre emerald grounds, a peaceful pond, terraces, and the striking pool and waterfalls are a fluid family room, breakfast area, and chef’s kitchen with an island and a noble La Cornue range.
Southampton, New York | Harald Grant & Bruce Grant, Sotheby’s International Realty – Southampton Brokerage
One of the most beloved homes in Southampton, this enchanting 9,000-square-foot estate boasts bright, cheerful interiors featuring a rare combination of timeless traditional elements and cutting-edge modern amenities. Among the inviting spaces are six restful bedrooms, stylish living and entertaining spaces, and a well-appointed kitchen with an enviable blue La Cornue range and matching hood. The shady wraparound front porch is one of many peaceful outdoor spaces designed for appreciation of the pastoral setting, which includes a refreshing pool and a sunny terrace.
Masterfully Crafted California Compound
La Selva Beach, California | Dan Brune, Sotheby’s International Realty – Carmel Rancho Brokerage
Overlooking Monterey Bay and the ocean, this august compound was designed to afford the consummate indoor-outdoor lifestyle without sacrificing refinement or comfort. The heart of the estate is a three-bedroom residence boasting a “garden room” with NanaWall folding doors, a pizza oven, a gas grill, and a fireplace as well as a gourmet kitchen with two islands, copper sinks, Miele appliances, and a classic La Cornue range. A 1,200-square-foot guesthouse, an infinity-edge spa, a party barn, and a bocce court complete the pleasing private picture.