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The COVID-19 pandemic, the closing of restaurants and other social spaces in an effort to contain it, and the overall uncertainty of the times has been driving people all over the world to the same place: their kitchens. Cooking websites are filled with advice on turning pantry staples into delicious meals, and The New York Times reported on people coping by stress-baking (this writer among them).

Many New Yorkers are seeing more of their kitchens than they might have imagined when they purchased or rented their homes. However, some developers and designers turned out to be especially prescient by creating dream kitchens at the happiest of times and sanctuaries during this trying one. We look at listings throughout the city featuring kitchens outfitted with the amenities and appliances many would dream of having. Maybe when the city opens up again, the owners of these apartments won't be in the same hurry to go out to eat as the rest of us!

Separated Kitchen
515-East-72nd-Street-01 All images of 515 East 72nd Street via The Modlin Group
From the listing:
Residence 20-A encompasses the entire east side of the building with wraparound balconies in the living room and kitchen, and the layout of the home has been designed to maximize privacy. A state-of-the-art “kosher-style” chef's kitchen, which features a 36” Sub-Zero fridge, 36” Subzero freezer, two Miele dishwashers, two Thermador ovens, Gaggenau range hood, Viking warming drawer, Viking microwave, Miele cappuccino maker, and granite countertops. In addition to the chef’s kitchen, there is a separate kitchen for extra home entertainment or a nanny. See floor plan and full details here.

Dual Ovens
1055-Park-Avenue-01 All images of 1055 Park Avenue via Elliman
From the listing:
This unique home, located in prime Upper East Side and featured in Architectural Digest, boasts over 3,200 square feet of living space, with the entire home encompassed by floor to ceiling windows. The entire home is operated by a smart-home Cestron system offering operational control of the central air system, surround sound audio, lighting, and mechanical shades throughout the apartment, offering complete privacy. The fully equipped chef's kitchen features Miele appliances, dual ovens, and a Sub-Zero wine refrigeration unit. See floor plan and full details here.

Double Kitchen Islands/ Ample Counter Space
168-Plymouth-Street-01 All images of 168 Plymouth via Sotheby's
From the listing:
This sprawling home occupies the entire 10th floor boasting north, south, east and west exposures. The direct elevator entry opens up onto a view of an interior courtyard, leading out to a large terrace and upward to a private roof deck with views of the river, city and bridges. An open plan layout features an expansive living kitchen and dining space at the northwest corner. The custom designed RIFRA Italian double island kitchen has a vented hood as well as a wine fridge, speed oven and an open niche at the back wall to house smaller appliances. See floor plan and full details here.

Eat-In Kitchen
345-East-50th-Street-01 All images of M at Beekman via Compass
From the listing:
Enter this newly and beautifully renovated loft by keyed elevator and you are met with soaring 10' ceilings and a brand new, mint condition eat-in kitchen equipped with custom cabinetry, Silestone countertops and the best high-end appliances including a separate built-in espresso machine and wine fridge. A built-in banquette creates the perfect setting for all meals and a huge island with counter seating adds a casual dining element or the ideal entertaining space. See floor plan and full details here.

Wine Fridge
117-West-21st-Street-01 All images of The Twenty 1 via Elliman
From the listing:
Enter your home through Twenty 1's main lobby or through it's own private keyed elevator entrance and into a sprawling living and dining room featuring honed Supai limestone flooring, floor-to-ceiling windows, rift cut custom stained oak millwork, wide plank white oak wood flooring in a Chevron pattern, along with the highest quality luxury finishes. The gourmet kitchen is outfitted with a stellar Miele appliance package including two integrated refrigerators, a five-burner gas range and hood, stainless steel convection and speed ovens, dishwasher and 102-bottle wine fridge. See floor plan and full details here.

Built-in Espresso Machine
323-Park-Avenue-South-01 All images of 323 Park Avenue South via Meier Real Estate
From the listing:
The massive unit feels even larger with high ceilings and oversized, wall-to-wall windows filling the open floor plan with natural south-facing sunlight and quintessential New York City views. Perfect for hosting dinner parties, the professional-grade kitchen comes equipped with an eat-in breakfast bar and top-tier appliances — including a Bosch dishwasher, Wolf oven, Viking cooktop, built-in Miele espresso machine and a Sub-Zero refrigerator and wine cooler. See floor plan and full details here.

Double Refrigerators
255-West-132nd-Street-01 All images of 255 West 132nd Street via Bizzarro Agency
From the listing:
Your friends and family will marvel at the spacious open-concept parlor level; it's filled with historic charm, features 12' ceilings and a walkout balcony that overlooks the gardens. The second and third floors house four spacious guest rooms, each with their own private bathroom. The third floor also features an open corner kitchen with floor-to-ceiling cabinets. The garden level can be accessed via a private entrance. Used as a private residence, the entire floor has been gut renovated and tastefully designed. The modern kitchen features double refrigerators, an industrial range and a center island. See floor plan and full details here.

Custom Cabinetry/Ample Storage
555-West-End-Avenue-01 555 West End Avenue via Joshua McHugh
555-West-End-Avenue-02 Interiors via Sotheby's
From the listing:
With a private landing and 3463 square feet on two levels, the Library is one of 13 extraordinary, one-of-a-kind residences in Tamarkin Co.'s conversion of this landmarked former school. The kitchen features solid white fumed oak cabinets crafted by Christopher Peacock, with fluted glass cabinet fronts and Nanz hardware, and is open to the 37' Great Room providing a relaxed living and dining environment. See floor plan and full details here.

Range with fully vented hood
301-East-81st-Street-01 All images of Beckford House via Elliman
From the listing:
A gracious entry foyer featuring striking herringbone flooring with an adjoining gallery ushers you past an exquisitely detailed powder room and opens into a spacious and airy living and dining room with a Juliet Balcony and meticulous detailing by Studio Sofield throughout. A custom-designed Christopher Peacock kitchen welcomes you with a Statuary marble countertop and backsplash. A sophisticated appliance suite includes a Sub-Zero refrigerator, freezer, wine refrigerator; Wolf six-burner gas range with a fully vented hood, built-in wall oven, microwave oven; and Miele dishwasher. See floor plan and full details here.

Windows/Skylights/Outdoor Access
552-1st-Street-01 All images of 552 1st Street via Compass
From the listing:
Greeted by understated luxury at every corner and effortlessly drowning out the “noise” of the world, this townhome reminds us of the world’s true luxuries- space, convenience and original, one-of-a-kind design. Feel the warmth from the light streaming in from the huge windows and skylighlights. Special features include the La Cornue range and oven with copper vented hood, additional double Miele speed oven and steam oven, dramatic lavastone island, custom cabinetry with integrated Sub-Zero refrigerator and additional refrigerated beverage drawers, Bosch dishwasher, wine fridge, and the picture perfect kitchen seating area with custom cabinetry. A door leads to a deck with a gas grill and stairs down to the delightfully designed garden, ready for hosting barbeques. See floor plan and full details here.

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