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September 10, 2013
Countertops are an important part of a kitchen renovation, and they can be everything from earthy to space-age. Here are five Dwell favorites.
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For a renovated farmhouse in the Italian countryside, Guido Chiavelli and his wife, Sabrina, called upon architect Filippo Caprioglio to open up the kitchen. The architect answered with a series of white countertops and a glass ceiling.Photo by Helenio Barbetta

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Originally appeared in A Renovated Farmhouse in Northern Italy
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Black pendant lambs hang over countertop and metal tall chairs

In the kitchen of Shayan House, a multi-generational home in San Diego, California, custom walnut cabinetry and Caesarstone counters are paired with Bertoia stools and Ikea pendant lamps.Photo by Ye Rin Mok

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Originally appeared in The First LEED Gold-Certified Family Home in San Diego
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An elegant palette of materials defines the open kitchen. The rear counter is sanded stainless steel; the island counter is Purpleheart (an exotic hardwood) with a range by Dacor.

Lisa Sette and Peter Shikany’s House of Earth + Light in Phoenix includes an elegant palette of materials that defines the open kitchen. The rear counter is sanded stainless steel; the island counter is Purpleheart (an exotic hardwood) with a range by Dacor.Photo by Daniel Hennessy.

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Originally appeared in Love's Labors Found
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The “culinary cockpit” (a.k.a. the kitchen) stands at the center of the apartment on a raised platform. A long, white slanted counter contains hi-fi speakers and a BUS-system panel of 18 buttons for controlling lights, curtains, heating, ventilation, etc.

The “culinary cockpit” (a.k.a. the kitchen) of a dazzling penthouse in Vienna by Delugan Meissl stands at the center of the apartment on a raised platform. A long, white slanted counter contains hi-fi speakers and a BUS-system panel of 18 buttons for controlling lights, curtains, heating, and ventilation.Photo by Hertha Hurnaus.

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Originally appeared in The Penthouse Has Landed
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Modern brick fireplace.

For his family’s summerhouse in North Zealand, Denmark, architect Jesper Brask surrounded the brick chimney with a concrete counter that wraps from the kitchen to the living area.Photo by Karina Tengberg.

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Originally appeared in A Coastal Summer Home in Denmark
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family dining in modern kitchen

For a renovated farmhouse in the Italian countryside, Guido Chiavelli and his wife, Sabrina, called upon architect Filippo Caprioglio to open up the kitchen. The architect answered with a series of white countertops and a glass ceiling.Photo by Helenio Barbetta

Photo by Helenio Barbetta.

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