Cary and Mark Deuber’s Massive Home Renovation Included a $300,000 Kitchen

Cary and Mark Deuber’s Massive Home Renovation Included a $300,000 Kitchen

The Real Housewives of Dallas couple modeled the pristine space after the Michelin-starred restaurants they love.

By Courtney Thompson

As we’ve seen over the past three seasons on The Real Housewives of Dallas, Cary Deuber and her husband Mark love food. They love to cook, they love to eat and oh yeah, they also love Michelin-starred restaurants. So, when it came time to renovate their home and add an addition that would triple the size of Cary’s master closet, Mark also got his wish — a chef’s kitchen. “The house was looking a little dated,” Cary told Architectural Digest. “And because Mark loves to cook, I told him he should just go ahead and get a chef’s kitchen. We love tasting menus and chef's tables, so we wanted our kitchen to feel like that — like you're watching a chef at work." 

Credit: Stephanie Rose

Inspired by Eleven Madison Park in New York, their kitchen includes that infamous $75,000 Molteni range (which now has its own Instagram account), but it’s also got a glass-door Sub-Zero, an Asko dishwasher, a Gaggenau wall, combi-steam ovens and a dish-warming drawer — and those are just the appliances!

Credit: Mark Deuber

What we’re really fascinated by is the room’s layout. According to Architectural Digest, the Deubers’ ditched the standard triangular-shaped kitchen workspace in favor of one like you’d find — you guessed it — in a Michelin-starred restaurant. "One of our favorite restaurants is Eleven Madison Park in New York where, in the middle of the kitchen, [there] is a big Molteni stove and around it is the pastry area, the refrigeration area, the spot where you prep and plate,” Mark said. “That’s how we laid our kitchen out.” 

Credit: Mark Deuber

And like all good fancy restaurants, Cary and Mark’s kitchen has a chef’s table that gives guests (and little Zuri!) a front row seat to all the culinary action via an eight-seat island (complete with sumptuous navy leather stools) located right in front of the Molteni. “We just wanted a space where we could still interact with our guests or our child while we prepared a meal," said Cary.

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