Baby Steps to Big Savings


Stocked with gadgetry, the chef's kitchen uses all Energy Star appliances, which meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the EPA and U.S. Department of Energy. Water Sense faucet fixtures (by Kohler) use up to 45% less water. Counters are Zodiaq, a synthetic made from recycled quartz.

In addition to four cooktops, developer/builder Robert Kleiman calls the Combi-Steam oven "one of the great features of the house." Add a level of steam while cooking to create moisture in a recipe, or use all steam to make healthy vegetables.