Even if you’d rather cater than cook, there’s no doubt – the kitchen anchors a home. It’s the family hub, the gathering place. And even though a kitchen is a universal feature, it can be the most personal room in the house, reflecting the lifestyle of those within.

Check out these four contemporary kitchen designs that seamlessly blend function and style.

Modern white kitchen, built by Sebastian Construction Group

The McKinney residence is a high-rise luxe apartment finish in the heart of Dallas. It’s clean, modern aesthetic makes it an urban oasis.

Architect: Booziotis & Company Architects of Dallas
Interior Designer: Nancy Leib of Dallas


Modern kitchen, built by Sebastian Construction Group

Oak Court is a modern marvel nestled in leafy north Dallas. Originally designed by E. D. Stone of New York Museum of Modern Art fame, Dallas architect Russell Buchanan painstakingly updated this home for a modern family. Natural materials add warmth to the sleek  appliances and sinks.

Architect: E. D. Stone; Russell Buchanan Architect, Dallas
Interior Designer: Cadwallader Design, Dallas

Modern kitchen, built by Sebastian Construction Group

Strait Lane’s clean lines were originally designed by famed modernist, Philip Johnson and renovated by Bodron + Fruit. The floor to ceiling windows create a light filled kitchen anchored by sleek stainless steel island and cabinetry.

Architect: Philip Johnson, New York; Bodron+Fruit, Dallas
Interior Designer: Bodron+Fruit


Modern kitchen, in home built by Sebastian Construction Group

Clean lines and symmetry create a sense of order in the Westwick residence, which combines limestone, zinc, and window walls. “Compositionally, the house is a series of planes and panels of stone and glass: solid and void,” comments the architect. Rather than visible fixtures, diffuse light emanates from coves.

Architect: Overland Partners