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19 Stylishly Sleek Contemporary Kitchens

03/03/2015 04:51 pm ET | Updated May 03, 2015

Leslie Anne Wiggins for Architectural Digest.

Inspiring and clutter-free, these 19 kitchens are a study in contemporary elegance.

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(photo: Pieter Estersohn)

A glass backsplash sets a polished tone in a Washington, D.C., kitchen designed by Solís Betancourt & Sherrill. A hood by Gaggenau hangs above the gleaming Caesarstone island, where dessert is served.

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(photo: Pieter Estersohn)

The kitchen of a Ketch Harbour, Nova Scotia, home by Alexander Gorlin Architects has floor-to-ceiling windows that provide a panoramic ocean view.

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(photo: Nikolas Koenig)

A West Village, Manhattan, kitchen in a sleek building by Richard Meier has glamorous shiny countertops of white crystallized glass.

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(photo: Simon Watson)

The crisp Madrid kitchen of decorator Isabel López-Quesada features Bulthaup cabinetry and a cooktop and hood by Gaggenau.

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(photo: Bjorn Wallander)

Derin's Fold barstools add a pop of color in the sleek white Boffi-clad kitchen of a Manhattan brownstone remodeled by Delphine Krakoff of Pamplemousse Design.

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(photo: William Waldron)

The kitchen in a floor-through Manhattan apartment is appointed with a range, microwave, and refrigerators all by Viking, and wall and cabinet panels of chocolate-brown cerused oak. Architect Mark Stumer and designer James Aman designed the Upper East Side home.

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(photo: Scott Frances)

An Upper East Side, Manhattan, duplex's simple kitchen sparkles with white Corian cabinetry and counters. Architect Steven Harris and designer Lucien Rees Roberts created the clean-lined space.