Clean lined modern kitchen is served by a large scullery behind
Story by Charles Moxham
Photography by Serena Pearce
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Marble, timber veneer, and grey lacquered surfaces all come together to create this modern family kitchen
Open-plan kitchens on show to adjacent living spaces often have two personalities – one front of house, the other behind the scenes. This white and wood kitchen by architect Simon Rodrigues divides in such a way and even fits a study into the mix.
Replacing a smaller, enclosed kitchen with just a servery to the living areas, the new design connects easily with the adjacent living and dining areas, says Rodrigues.
"To help integrate the new kitchen with the living space, we ran the timber veneer cabinetry around from the kitchen to the side that faces the living areas. This includes a study nook which can be concealed by drawing down a roller door."
The front of the kitchen adds to this inter-connected feel, with furniture-like timber shelves running off a central upper wood cabinet that houses the rangehood.
"The owners had requested somewhere to display prized design pieces and this custom rangehood cabinet fitted the bill."
Together, the recessed cabinet handles and the slender, elegant waterfall edge on the island give the kitchen a minimalist feel. The dark veined marble surfaces on the front of the island and the splashback also introduce an upmarket ambience.
There is a prep sink on the island, and two wall ovens are on display, but the rest of the business end of the large kitchen is relegated to the scullery around the corner. A sink, dishwasher and coffee maker are set between the scullery and kitchen so they can be accessed from either space.
Both the Venato marble and lacquered cabinet surfaces were chosen by the owner, while the benchtops are engineered stone.
First published date: 09 February 2017
|Architect||Simon Rodrigues, Rodrigues Bodycoat Architects|
|Cabinetmaker||Colin Lane from Harley Cabinets|
|Cabinetry finishes||Mid grey gloss lacquer, Powered Rock from Dulux; truffle light timber veneer from New Age Veneers; Formica in Velveteen|
|Benchtops||Caesarstone in Pure White|
|Splashback||Statuario Venato from Marble and Cement Works and Neutral Intrigue glass from Direct Glass|
|Kitchen sink||Abey from Reece|
|Taps||Cafe Round from Rogerseller|
|Oven, steam oven, cooktop, ventilation||Gaggenau from Sampford|
|Refrigeration and wine fridge||Master Cool by Miele|
|Roller shutter to the desk area||Gloss lacquer Powered Rock from Dulux|
|Flooring||Grigio Del Forte stone tiles from Marble and Cement Works|
|Awards||Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Kitchens – Highly Commended|