Over the years there has been a shift in the trend of entertaining guests and hosting gatherings from the living room to the kitchen. Now this space, which was once reserved solely for cooking and storage, has emerged as the center of social and family activity. When a developer had a piece of property on Provincetown’s active Commercial Street he turned to Richard Pozzo, owner of Sesuit Building in Dennis and Dave Murray, director of marketing and business development of KAM, who sells reliable, high-end appliances from storied brands such as Viking, Thermador, Wolf, and Sub-Zero.

Each kitchen's decor varies slightly; this penthouse unit is awash in subtle grays and a buttery yellow.

Each kitchen’s decor varies slightly; this penthouse unit is awash in subtle grays and a buttery yellow.

If the footprint fits…

“We used the same footprint but knocked the old building down and built a brand new condominium,” says Pozzo, of the complex on Commercial Street. Pozzo designed all of the nine units (seven residential and two commercial) from scratch, with emphasis on the unique attributes of each kitchen. The units, which range from 1,200-square-foot penthouses to 600-square-foot studios, are designed to take advantage of water views and the opportunity of living in the center of Provincetown.

Appliances came first

“The kitchens were designed to be functional and for entertaining. We chose the appliances from KAM first in order to know how to lay out the Omega cabinets and the rest of the kitchen,” says Pozzo. The kitchens, which are all unique to themselves in finishings and materials, are equipped with full-size Sub-Zero built-in refrigerators because the developer had owned the brand’s product in other homes and appreciates how food stays fresher longer. The Miele dishwashers are hiding behind Pozzo’s custom wood panels, a trend gaining in popularity. Murray notes that this product operates quietly and easily cleans lot of dirty dishes in a single load so it is perfect for entertaining.

A stunning Viking range and a sleek hood fan.

A stunning Viking range and a sleek hood fan.

“The client decided not to match all the appliances to one manufacturer,” says Murray, who points out the custom cabinet panels built to hide some appliances. This way the client was able to pick the products they believed matched in quality and integrity. The building’s owner was looking for appliances that exemplified the care, work, and resources that were put into the design and construction of the building and found them through KAM.

It’s electric

“Because natural gas is not available for our lower Cape customers, finding an alternative high-end professional range was a must,” says Murray. The tenants’ ease and comfort was a priority for the building’s owner and so he added additional appliances to the kitchen. The client picked the 30” Professional Viking Induction Range, which is a great alternative to a gas-powered unit without sacrificing cooking performance. The result is more evenly heated food and an easier-to-clean cook top.

To complement the ranges, a Wolf 30” warming drawer below a Wolf convection microwave (located on the backside of the kitchen island), were added.  Including a warming drawer also allows the homeowner the freedom of cooking ahead of time and holding the food at a safe temperature; perfect for preparing an easy meal, enjoying a cocktail in one of Commercial Street’s lively pubs and then  returning home for a hot dinner. Each unit also has a stacked Bosch compact laundry set from KAM, that while smaller than a traditional washer and dryer, it cleans a surprisingly large amount of clothing.

These Commercial Street condos are the perfect place to savor the P-Town experience. By outfitting them with sleek, functional and highly efficient appliances, the developer has helped ensure that unit owners don’t have to spend too much time in the kitchen…unless they want to.

PHOTOGRAPHY by :Amber Jane Barricman
Kitchen Appliances: KAM
**As seen in Southern New England Home magazine’s 2012-2013 print edition.