Brigitte Falkenhagen prepares dinner at the counter
Old World touches include warm copper and butcherblock
Bill and Barbara Spencer in their kitchen at Windrose Farm.
The Spencers have devoted an entire room of their house to books about food, but cookbooks of all sorts still crowd the kitchen counter.
Courtney and Ben Taylor in their modern Avila Valley kitchen, while their children Elliot and Rory run laps around the island.
An art major in college, Ben's large-format artwork is displayed throughout the home.