Luxury kitchen appliance brand Signature Kitchen Suite has been selected as the exclusive kitchen appliances partner for Seasonal Living Magazine’s Virtual Designer Showhouse, a 20,000-square-foot tourable and shoppable luxury show home being designed to prioritize wellness and sustainability that is being built entirely in the virtual world. The modern residence will be “located” atop a 20-acre estate overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Malibu, Calif., and will live online indefinitely, within a special edition of Seasonal Living Magazine. The virtual showhouse debuts on Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. EST during a special complimentary VIP launch event on YouTube.
This collaboration, says the announcement, exemplifies Signature Kitchen Suite’s commitment to finding innovative ways to engage and inspire the design community as well as forward-thinking “Technicurean” home chefs from around the globe.
The floor plan of the show house reflects the shifting view of how homes will need to function in the future, given how the pandemic is driving permanent lifestyle shifts and reflecting the changing needs and priorities of today’s luxury homeowner. It will contain hundreds of ideas focused on wellness, flexibility and sustainability for individuals to explore from the safety and comfort of their homes.
It will include a kitchen designed by Ariana Afshar Lovato, owner and principal designer at Honeycomb Home Design. “I was so very impressed by the amount of research, dedication, thoughtfulness and technology that Signature Kitchen Suite has placed into their product offerings – many of which are first-and-only innovations like the 48-inch pro range with built-in sous vide right on the cooktop – my absolute favorite,” said Lovato in the announcement statement. Lovato’s collaboration with Signature Kitchen Suite dates back to her visit to the company’s Experience & Design Center in Napa Valley, Calif., last year. “Their passion for being ‘true to food’ dovetails perfectly with my vision for a hardworking, functional and beautiful kitchen space that is quite literally a feast for the eyes.”
A key feature of the kitchen is Signature Kitchen Suite’s 48-inch dual-fuel pro range, engineered to be the first on the market with built-in sous vide functionality – in addition to induction and gas, all on the cooktop, plus two ovens below.
Lovato also incorporated a 36-inch flex induction cooktop into a separate cooking island and a wall oven so that multiple chefs can be using the kitchen without interfering in each other’s space. A 30-inch combination wall oven features seven distinct cooking modes including steam sous vide. Rounding out the premium cooking appliances is a low-profile microwave drawer that frees up counter space.
Preserving and maintaining the integrity of fresh foods – including those grown in the home’s three-story indoor solarium where vegetables, herbs and flowers can be harvested indoors – is the focus behind Signature Kitchen Suite’s integrated refrigerators and freezers featured in the kitchen. Both the 30-inch column refrigerator and 24-inch column freezer are engineered to provide the largest capacity in their respective classes, andf features like the linear compressor and all-metal interior help minimize temperature fluctuations to within 1° F to maintain food freshness.
Another kitchen focal point is the 18-inch integrated wine column refrigerator, which incorporates Signature Kitchen Suite’s exclusive Wine Cave technology that reduces vibration, minimizes temperature fluctuations, limits light exposure and locks in humidity.
Completing the full complement of kitchen appliances is Signature Kitchen Suite’s PowerSteam dishwasher, with a panel-ready design. This dishwasher, and the refrigeration products featured, are ENERGY STAR certified, to yield energy and water savings.
Present in the home besides the Signature Kitchen Suite appliances are appliances from LG Electronics featured throughout. The laundry room, designed by Rachel Moriarty of Rachel Moriarty Interiors, features the LG Styler steam closet and new LG WashTower, aspace-saving single-unit design offering an ENERGY STAR certified washer and dryer. LG air purifiers are also featured throughout the home.
The virtual showhouse is being brought to life with the help of 11 leading interior designers: Carla Aston, Robin Baron, Arianne Bellizaire, Jeanne K. Chung, Gloribell LeBron, Ariana Afshar Lovato, Rachel Moriarty, Laura Muller, Veronica Solomon, Erika Hollinshead Ward, and Michelle Jennings–Wiebe. The Showhouse incorporates 11 rooms, including a separate Zoom room adjacent to a full office that converts to a guest bedroom, a laundry room that also contains a decontamination zone, a sanctuary room and terrace, a three-story live indoor farm, a family room that converts to a schoolroom for virtual learning or homeschooling, a koi pond within the kitchen, an open-plan dining room and living room, both with ocean views, an indoor lounge, a principal suite upstairs with a spa-like bathroom, and an outdoor living area. Design enthusiasts who wish to join in the festivities can register to attend the event here: https://www.seasonalliving.com/designer-showhouse-registration/