For over three decades the Outdoor Kitchen Design Store by Preferred Properties has served Connecticut, New York and Southampton. President and founder Michael Gotowala has been designing outdoor kitchens with Caliber products and we are featuring one of his Southampton, New York installations this month.
The Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill and Power Pro Dual Top Burners make this project the perfect featured Caliber installation. The disappearing grill canopy was the focus of this creative island design and allows the chef to cook and serve the guests near the pool from the grill area. To see more “seriously fabulous” photos of this installation click here.
They now also rave about the top notch culinary results they share with family and friends. Their family dog, Lucky (above), also enjoys any treats guests are willing to part with from the grilled goods. Cabinet work in this design is by Pat Carson Studio and cabinet metal facing is by Neal Feay Company.
Haefele Design knows how to translate the needs and desires of their clients into their projects, which won them much praise from the NKBA and a first place 2019 Outdoor Kitchen award. When a sophisticated, forward thinking bachelor wants to entertain, he does so in an aesthetic that exemplifies his lifestyle. Haefele Design graduated from the “man- cave” and opted for a sleek, contemporary outdoor kitchen with a custom black finished Rockwell by Caliber barbecue as a focal point and a custom square black handle to match. The lid even included a custom gloss black porcelain coating.
This outdoor room is complete with two refrigerators, ice maker and a dishwasher. Cabinetry construction is unique, incorporating the use of unconventional high gloss solid acrylic doors, solid plastic carcass boxes and special non-rusting hardware. This kitchen is completely indestructible to weather and rough use.
The most unique and challenging feature was engineering the fully integrated handles in conjunction with the different hidden appliances. The side of the cabinetry run with the refrigerators required vertical hidden handles, whereas the opposite side has one horizontal handle at the top of ADA height appliances. Two different types of outdoor outlets were powder coated to match, allowing up to twenty USB cords to charge at a time.
The sink is black stone to match the black granite waterfall countertop, topped off with a black MGS telescoping faucet. At night, lights glow in the knee space as well as washing the textured, grey backdrop of a wall. For the full photos from this installation visit Haefele Design’s website here.
J&W Outdoor Living is a full service exterior design company known for creating unforgettable outdoor living and entertaining spaces. Their capabilities include gourmet outdoor kitchens, fire features, hardscape design and construction services. They bring the comforts and luxuries of the indoors outside, and showcase a stunning outdoor kitchen in Fair Haven, New Jersey.
The cabinetry is by Urban Bonfire, known for their sleek and extremely functional designs. This particular outdoor kitchen includes tons of storage space, a beverage refrigerator, sink, soapstone countertops and of course the Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill as the focal point in this design. For more information on J&W Outdoor Living click here.
Pratt Guys is a design + build team creating all-inclusive backyard projects. For over a decade, the team of craftsmen at Pratt Guys have been building design-driven dream backyards, with their signature pergolas and cabanas, unique swimming pools, custom outdoor kitchens, and their award-winning commitment to customer satisfaction. They also have a showroom in Jacksonville, Florida and are an official Caliber dealer. The pictured Beachside Cabana Project in Atlantic Beach, Florida, is a perfect example of their quality work and features the Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill as the focal point in this open kitchen design.
On one side of the island, the chef can grill up lunch for guests who are comfortably seated on the other side of the bar in these handmade swing-away stools. The low grill lid allows guests to see over it for conversation. It also retracts completely below the grill so guests can grill food from their side of the table, making it a truly social experience. To see more images from this project, click here.
As the executive chef of Mastro’s Restaurant in Los Angeles, Adrian strives to make his guests happy with the food he creates. His love for food started at a young age by tasting food from all over the world. As soon as he could see over the stove, he started experimenting in the kitchen. Professionally, he has honed his culinary career by working with many great chefs at Stokes Adobe of Monterey, Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion, Monterey Plaza Hotel, and Peppoli of Pebble Beach. As executive chef of Mastro’s Restaurant, his love for making people happy with food has never changed.
With over fifteen years of professional experience in the kitchen, Adrian wanted to bring a top-of-the-line range into his home, and so he sought out Caliber. He loved the level of customization he was able to get from Caliber Appliances. He not only chose stainless steel grates and a custom matte black finish but also copper trim, knob and handle finishes to match his copper pots and cabinetry hardware. He additionally worked with our friends at Vent-A-Hood to pair his hood to the range. Now, with both exceptional style and performance thanks to his Caliber Indoor Pro Range, he never stops cooking while at home. Adrian shared his first of what we hope to be many more recipes cooked up on the Caliber Indoor Range. Click here for the Mediterranean braised lamb shank recipe.
Mingle Home Design and Showroom, located in the Twin Cities, is more than a Caliber dealer. They are a single-source home design and cabinetry showroom for homeowners, builders and design industry professionals, and they are our featured installation this month for designing this east coast style outdoor oasis. Their design features Neolith countertop and backsplash and NatureKast outdoor cabinetry around the 42″ Caliber Crossflame Pro Grill. The gorgeous custom Vent-a-Hood is also a highlight of the design. It is the perfect gathering space for the empty-nesters who love to entertain while taking in the outstanding views of Lake Minnetonka. It is off of the main level of an East Coast Shingle Style home and photographed by Scott Amundson Photography. For more information on Mingle, click here.
Caliber’s featured installation this month is from Laurie Haefele of Haefele Design, Inc. and Ocean Point Development, who included Caliber in some unique outdoor designs for her clients in Malibu, California as our featured installation this month. Laurie has a client who lives directly on the beach. She asked Caliber to not only customize the stainless steel to an even higher grade to outlast the weathering on the beach, but also to create a custom grill top cover to transform the grill into a dual-purpose buffet area. The Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill has a disappearing lid, which makes it an unique and versatile grill, and Caliber is always up for a design challenge to make your culinary jewel exactly what you want. This created a beautiful area for grilling overlooking the ocean.
By special request, this 42″ Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill was made of 316 stainless steel, and with the custom cover open you can see the original grilling lid when down and up for actual cooking. When done cooking, the clients wanted the space above to be used to serve their guests the food they just prepared.
On another balcony of this same home in Malibu, Haefele Design opted for a more traditional grilling environment with another Caliber grill.
Designer Bruce Colucci of Le Gourmet Kitchen in Orange, California wanted to present his clients with a special option for the range in a classy kitchen remodel in Newport Beach. The clients wanted their range to stand out, and Caliber’s customizable options and amazing engineering for the gas range made this a no-brainer choice. The hood was even designed by Le Gourmet Kitchen to complement the range’s features and is a focal point in this beautiful kitchen. Bruce is looking forward to highlighting the Caliber Indoor Professional Range as a focal point within one of his upcoming designs.