This modern kitchen had the most beautiful red granite and I really loved the mix of light and dark cabinets. Unfortunately there was not a straight path from the refrigerator (located on the right outside of the photo) to the stove; actually most of the kitchens I saw did not have a traditional work triangle. I think the higher island section for eating is attractive but it also cut down on the amount of space for food prep. I actually didn't think this kitchen had enough counter space for me although it had plenty of cabinets. Isn't the ceiling gorgeous? (Click on any of the photos to see a larger version.)
This was probably my favorite kitchen especially because it had a window - most of the other kitchens did not. The Wolf range was massive - 6 burners plus a French ring. You can see the warming drawer which every kitchen had - I'd be really surprised if people actually use these. I cook all the time and I doubt I'd even use one regularly - maybe for bread dough rising? The sink was hammered copper which was incredibly beautiful.
This is the same kitchen - the homeowner made all the cabinets out of alder and the floors were travertine. I also liked the open shelving on the far right which could be used to showcase dishes.
This was the only kitchen that did not have a butler's pantry (separate nook with sink and cabinets and shelving) - I guess regular old pantries are out of style.
This kitchen had a lot of warmth (but not enough natural light for me) and I loved the high ceilings (all the kitchens I saw had great high ceilings). I also think I'd prefer more space on either side of the range.
This is the same kitchen as the photo above. One detail I liked about most of the kitchens is that the cabinetry was flush with the top of the refrigerator so it is easier to access.