Thursday, February 20, 2014

Subzero-Wolf and Poggenpohl Host Blogtour Vegas at Luxury Mandarian Oriental Penthouses!l

Who wouldn't enjoy the glitz and glamour of an spectacular view of the Las Vegas Strip? Stir in amazing cocktails, chef prepared specialities, served in stunning interiors outfitted in with top of the line luxury furnishings,appliances,cabinetry and you have the perfect recipe for an elite night on the town, hosted by Sub-zero/Wolf and Poggenpohl for Modenus Blogtour Vegas along and other lucky guests. 

photo credit Sub-zero/Wolf & Poggenpohl

Located at the pinnacle of the Las Vegas strip, and situated in the MGM City Center, The Mandarin Oriental Penthouse suites are dramatic, sexy, uber cool and available.  Wouldn't you like to purchase one?  These stunningly designed penthouses were the creative work of Bruce Anderson Environmental Design, and Poggenpohl LA kitchen designer, Anne Kramer.  Feast your eyes on some of the sexy furnishings.

Now that you've seen a taste of the furnishings, let me share the main focus of the evening. 

We had the pleasure of attending a progressive affair in three of the penthouses.  The concept of the evening was to showcase three distinct styles of Poggenpohl kitchens(classic/tradition, contemporary and transitional) and show the latest and greets Sub-zero/Wolf products and their flexibility in integrating within the space and design requirements. We adventures began in penthouse #1 with a hearty welcome, drinks,hors d'oeuvres and wonderful conversation.

Photo courtesy of Sub-zero/Wolf & Poggenpohl

photo courtesy of Sub-zero/Wolf & Poggenpohl

Have you ever had fois gras lollipops?  Neither have I but they served them in the penthouse.

Kitchen Concept #1 Contemporary

rendering by Anne Kramer

Featured in the first kitchen was the Poggenpohl Segmento cabinets in high glossy, brilliant Polar White lacquer with new laser edging.  The details in the kitchen were enhanced to maximize space for entertaining.  It's not a big kitchen at all, but it lives larger than it's footprint. You can see in the photos that there were lots of people gathered in this space.

This kitchen featured Poggenpohl's new aluminum drawer design which allows the homeowner to re-arrange drawers for major flexibility over time. The appliances in this kitchen were the handleless Wolf M series oven in black, Wolf's unframed induction cooktop, convection oven and brand new coffee system.  The Sub-zero integrated tall refrigerator/freezer blends in with the cabinetry as well. These products worked seamlessly with the handleless cabinetry and sleek design of the kitchen. The frameless induction cooktop sat flush on the countertop for entertaining ease allowing the cooktop to double as counterspace when not in use.  The integration of the appliances with the cabinetry created a clean, minimalistic design.  Green features included under cabinet LED lighting and a water based lacquered finish. 

photo courtesy of Sub-zero/Wolf & Poggenpohl
Modenus Blogtour Vegas team members getting a picture taken in the beautiful
 Poggenpohl kitchen.

photo courtesy of Sub-zero/Wolf & Poggenpohl
When you get a group of designers together in beautiful  penthouses and serve
 us drinks, we are going to take pictures of every detail as well as some of ourselves
 and our drinks!

This photo worthy drink was a delicious concoction of champagne, almond bitters,
 cognac and fresh lime.  

photo courtesy of Sub-zero/Wolf & Poggenpohl
There's Eric Schimelpfenig of Sketchup mugging for the money shot!  Take note of the beautiful Poggenpohl cabinetry and marble countertops.  Lovely!

Kitchen Concept #2 Transitional

Designer Rendering by Anne Kramer

The second kitchen was transitional in style with the Classic +Edition kitchen in a beautiful matte lacquer sand gray finish.  This kitchen was designed to take full advantage of the views of the Las Vegas strip.  This is more of an entertaining kitchen than a cook's kitchen.  Since the space is rather compact, every inch was utilized with open shelving and deeper counters to provide a larger work surface. The appliances included in this kitchen were the Wolf transitional gas cooktop, situated so that the cook can talk to guest seated at the bar.  This cooktop is a combination of glass, stainless steel and porcelain-coated cast iron and includes five dual-stacked sealed burners with LED-backlit controls.  (A real beauty and a fav of mine!) This kitchen also features a Wolf transitional built-in M series double oven with nine cooking modes, a Sub-Zero wine storage unit and integrated Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer.  We all loved the wine store which was so compact and had two zones for temperatures and held 46 bottles of wine!
photo courtesy of Sub-zero/Wolf & Poggenpohl
photo courtesy of Sub-zero/Wolf & Poggenpohl
Last, but certainly not least….my personal favorite!

Kitchen Concept #3 Traditional

Designer Rendering by Anne Kramer

 This was the traditional style kitchen design. I'm ready to build a new house just to get this kitchen layout.   It is amazing.  Did I say amazing?  Yes!  This is the ultimate entertaining kitchen, as well as family kitchen.   This is an open concept style kitchen, which is open to the living room.  A large island divides the kitchen work area from the living space and doubles as bar seating for. This kitchen was beautifully outfitted in Poggenpohl classic +Edition  matte lacquer pebble gray cabinetry.  The appliances included in this space were the Wolf drawer microwave oven, a Sub-Zero built-in over and under unit with a glass door which offers a large refrigerated storage area with purification(yes purification!!) system. This kitchen has Sub-zeros' largest wine storage which holds 147 bottles of wine and offers temperature settings ranging from 30 degrees to 65 degrees. 

 Also included in this kitchen was the Wolf's new M series professional double oven with signature red knobs. The cooktop in this kitchen was Wolf's new professional style series which is the widest range yet.  

 Wolf rounded the back of their new oven, which allows for more cooking space.  That's what I call smart design! 

photo courtesy of Sub-zero/Wolf & Poggenpohl
Note the beautiful cabinetry, countertops/blacksplash in the background and the amazing amount of light in this space.  

photo courtesy of Sub-zero/Wolf & Poggenpohl
The proximity of the kitchen and the living area in this open floor plan allows for guest to mingle and visit with the cook(s). 

photo courtesy of Sub-Zero/Wolf & Poggenpohl

Credit Chasen West Photography

Credit Sub-zero/Wolf & Poggenpohl
credit Sub-zer/Wolf & Poggenpohl
The food was perfectly cooked and beautifully presented  

Photo courtesy of Sub-zero/Wolf & Poggenpohl
 At the end of the night, there were new relationships forged and of course…yummy desserts!

Photo courtesy of Sub-zero/poggenpohl
 It was an incredible evening!  A big thank you to our hosts Sub-zero/Wolf and Poggenpohl.  Truly, a night to remember.

This post is written in collaboration with Modenus and BlogTour sponsor
 Poggenpohl, Sub-zero/Wolf
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  1. Wow Lisa!! I'm ready to redo my whole house for one of those kitchens!!!


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