Chris Dahowski, an architect and builder, recently completed a Beverly Hills, Calif., kitchen with six ovens, plus a warming drawer—roughly $30,000 worth of gear. Most estate jobs he works on these days entail at least four ovens, he said.
Buyers of these homes focus on entertaining and expect professional-grade appliances for chefs and catering teams, designers say. But there’s also a “cool toys” factor that is adding to the count: New-fangled ovens cook with steam, convection and microwave technology. “Some of the clients are big cooks,” said Steven Cooper, owner of Cooper-Pacific Kitchens in Los Angeles.
Here’s a look at three kitchens with an abundance of ovens. Approximate prices do not include tax and installation.
Oven costs: $42,000