When our midlife crisis hits, we’ll be springing for a high-style French (or Italian) cooking range.
Above: Belgian architect and designer Vincent Van Duysen equipped his own kitchen with a Castel 75 range from La Cornue’s Chí¢teau Series, sparking a black appliance rage. Photograph by David Spero for the New York Times.
Above: Van Duysen’s Castel 75 is surrounded by La Cornue Cuisine de Chí¢teau Cabinets in matte black with stainless trim.
Above: At home in NYC, Julianne Moore equipped her new kitchen with a Chí¢teau 120–inspired by Van Duysen and “detailed,” she says, “like a Rolls-Royce.” See 5 Design Lessons from Julianne Moore and 20 Questions: Julianne Moore and Vincent Van Duysen Talk Design. Photograph by Matthew Williams for Remodelista.
Above: The Bertazzoni Heritage 48-Inch Natural Gas Double Oven Range is $10,199 from Vintage Tub and Bath.
Above: The Italian Ilve Majestic Collection 48-Inch Traditional Dual-Fuel Range is $12,049 from AJ Madison.
Above: The French Lacanche Cluny Range can be custom configured and starts at $7,800 from Lacanche.
We’ve got plenty more appliance advice. Take a look at:
- 10 Strategies for Hiding the Microwave
- 13 American-Made Appliances, from Countertop Mixers to Ranges to Refrigerators
- 5 Favorites: Skinny Fridges
- 10 Easy Pieces: Front-Loading Washing Machines
- Why I Love My Miele Vacuum
- The Ultimate Dishwasher?
Finally, get more ideas on how to evaluate and choose your kitchen range or oven in our Remodeling 101 Guide: Kitchen Ranges & Ovens.