Kitchen, Wood Counter, Concrete Floor, Cooktops, Ceiling Lighting, Drop In Sink, Stone Slab Backsplashe, Dishwasher, and Accent Lighting The House of Earth + Light had been featured in the pages of the New York Times and on the cover of Dwell’s premiere issue, and was revisited years later. In the kitchen, an elegant palette of materials defines the open space. The rear counter is sanded stainless steel; the island counter is Purpleheart (an exotic hardwood) with a range by Dacor.  Best Photos from Love's Labors Found