Homes with light, sleek kitchens that’ll make you want to cook more
1416 Dean St.
Oaklawn This renovated ranch mixes modern updates and classic features. The open-concept living space has original hardwood floors and a sleek kitchen with a geometric backsplash, an island with inset microwave, an oversized farmhouse sink, and a walk-in pantry. A sliding barn door separates a small bonus room from the dining nook, and a bay window in the front living area lets in natural light. 3 BD, 2 BA, 1,419 sq. ft. Kole’s Keys Real Estate, koleskeys.com
13702 Sage Thrasher Lane
Steele Creek Decorated by Ashley J. Design, this Lake Wylie home sits on 4 acres with a 340-foot beach and private dock. The crisp white interior has custom cabinetry, pocket doors, and lake views from nearly every room. A waterfall island, overlay refrigerator, and industrial appliances distinguish the main kitchen; the house also includes a secondary kitchen, two laundry rooms, a media room, an in-ground trampoline, and a pool that anchors the expansive outdoor space. 6 BD, 6.5 BA, 9,304 sq. ft. David Hoffman Realty, davidhoffmanrealty.com
229 N. Canterbury Road
Wendover-Sedgewood A white brick front porch welcomes you into this renovated ranch, where tongue-and-groove panel ceilings and wall details add charm and an oversized white brick fireplace anchors the living room. The kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and a walk-in pantry. Relax on the screened porch or get some sun on a deck that overlooks the fenced backyard. 3 BD, 2.5 BA, 1,686 sq. ft. COMPASS SouthPark, compass.com
1511 E. Eighth St.
Elizabeth Warm wood floors—literally; they’re heated—highlight this two-story Elizabeth home along with wainscoting and ample built-in shelves. The kitchen boasts floor-to-ceiling cabinets, an overlay refrigerator, a large island, marble countertops, a beverage refrigerator, and a pop-out window. Built-in window seats, shelves, and a desk bring comfort to adjacent dining and living rooms. 3 BD, 2.5 BA, 2,931 sq. ft. Lake Norman Realty, lakenormanrealty.com