Echoing magnificent surroundings
This impressive kitchen creates a space with traditional appeal harnessing a modern, sleek yet elegant touch. All appliances installed are top of the range which provide the contemporary conveniences suited to the couple’s lifestyle. Their considerations reflect upon easy entertaining and accommodation for their growing family who visit on the weekend and during holidays. The layout of the L-shape kitchen with island serves to act as a linear partition between the front and back of the house. The living zones have been defined and the eye is directed out to the vineyards through the strength of the lines created by the cabinetry. The magnificent open cathedral ceilings led to the decision to stop the cabinetry just short of ceiling height to enhance a feeling of spaciousness and harness the natural light that consequently floods the interior space. The result is the creation of a space which is comfortable to be within.
The details really do set this kitchen apart and harness the modern aesthetic - LED lights, polished handles, walnut internals, detailed profiles applied to the polyurethane doors and the magnificent carrara marble bench make this kitchen an elegant space exuding luxury. The details on the shaker profiled doors create further interest and reflect the high quality of workmanship. Their glossy white surfaces are a striking contrast to the heaviness and durability of the exquisite honed marble bench. Striking contrasting between these textures create further interest within the space.
Mirrored surfaces are used extensively throughout the kitchen. The mirror ties in the appliances and complements the traditional with their ultra modern feel. It’s been cleverly used to reflect the magnificent surroundings of the vineyards and create a sense of movement within the space. The reflections never stop moving so a sense of intrigue is created within the kitchen.
The need for high tech appliances have been answered with the inclusion of the Sub Zero commercial fridge and state of the art Miele oven and cooktop. There is no doubt that this space will be perfect for entertaining.
The sleek kitchen appearance is softened though the use of the dark stained oak floor. The warm and cool balance is achieved.
The luxurious nature of the kitchen has been enhanced through the decision to incorporate the cararra marble bench with a substantial 40mm pencil edge. This gives the kitchen a grounding contrasting against the buoyant nature created by the mirror splashback. This adds to the feeling of spaciousness.
Storage needs has been considered - within the cabinets we have made a conscious decision to make a change to the internal finish. The Polytech Jamaican Walnut’ timber veneer gives the kitchen a feeling of completeness - every last detail has been addressed. In regards to storage the following internal hardware has been incorporated: mini pantry with bottle insert, vertical storage, custom detailed divider systems in the drawers (with custom made felt bases), electronic doors to open the bins and a custom made pull boy bin with tea towel holder. The pantry provides adequate storage for all items to be placed away neatly creating a clutter free kitchen. The pantry is finished with drawers and shaped shelves.
Lighting was also an important consideration. Another element of warmth is being brought into the space, softening it slightly. As well as contributing to the aesthetic nature of the space, the lighting serves a functional purpose. Task lighting and ceiling hanging lights, strip lights in the kicks and sensor lights in the pantry all combine to make this kitchen highly practical and functional.
The sophisticated surfaces of this beautiful kitchen have been selected with durability and ease of cleaning in mind. The clever use of the Hafele ‘Hawa’ Concepta Doors disguise the butler’s pantry so that this prep area can be closed off if the kitchen needs to look uncluttered and tidy. We have also installed the same doors in front of a ‘mini-office’ desk which can be used to complete day to day administration tasks being concealed again when necessary.
This imaginatively designed kitchen seeks to blend generous working spaces, modern appliances, clever storage solutions with a timeless traditional aesthetic. It’s evolved into an artwork in itself complementing the surroundings. The shiny details allow the eye to wander casually throughout the space and out into the landscape beyond. Appreciation can be made of the subtle touches some concealed, some out on show. All help to make this kitchen unique and a pleasure to live in and use for years to come.