At Home with Dale Seiden
Palm Desert, California
With expansive views of the Joshua Tree National Park, this outdoor cooking and entertaining space was designed for a true cooking enthusiast.
The homeowner, Dale Seiden, has a background in high-end custom commercial kitchen design and wanted to create the ultimate outdoor entertaining space in a small footprint. His challenge was keeping the space functional, without overcrowding it with appliances.
He designed the kitchen with only his essentials in mind: a high-performance grill by Alfresco, an undercounter refrigerator by True, a garbage and recycling module in the far right cabinet, and ample countertop space. “I wanted my hot and cold zones like you would generally have in an indoor kitchen,” explains Dale.
A seamless transition from the indoor kitchen to the terrace allows the host to use the outdoor space as an extension of the home for even greater entertaining possibilities.
In the dusty and hot climate of Palm Desert, Dale needed materials and finishes that would withstand those elements. The durability and ease of maintenance of Urban Bonfire’s heavy-duty, thick gauge aluminum cabinets was an important factor in his decision. “As long as I’ve known this brand, I’ve been enamoured with the quality and workmanship of this product.”
The Dekton by Cosentino countertop was the ideal complement to the cabinetry. “It is so robust, super strong and the styles they have are unbelievable.”
Our Pewter finish, a warm dark gray with bronze undertones, alongside Dekton Trilium, a finish inspired by volcanic stones with touches of gray, create a subtle color palette allowing the blue sky and mountain views to be the star of the show.
“This is an amazing company: the quality of the product, workmanship and ease of installation. The Urban Bonfire team is easy to work with. They’re responsive, proactive and make the experience the best there is, period. I love the product because of the company’s DNA.”
– Dale Seiden