Beach tones and an integrated design are features of this family kitchen

Merging with the wider interior, this contemporary, understated kitchen's white and wood cabinetry and travertine floors evoke the home's coastal setting

Photography by: Code Lime Photography
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In this new coastal home by Craig Steere Architects, the slender white kitchen countertops echo the nearby white beach sand and reflect natural light through the kitchen. The wood veneer calls to mind the tones of driftwood while travertine floors evoke beach stones these materials feature through the wider interior, too.

Look around you! This could have been the brief for this entertainer's and family kitchen created by Craig Steere Architects as part of a whole coastal home design.

White sands, stone, and driftwood are all represented in the tones and materials of the home, and the kitchen extends this look, says associate architect Mark de Rozario.

The kitchen furthers the home's clean, simple lines as well to an extent melding with its surrounding, with touches like a wood soffit running the length of the space and the slender engineered stone benchtops.

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This crisp white and wood kitchen part of a coastal home designed by Craig Steere Architects provides an ideal counterpoint to the blue of the ocean.

"Being a social hub and a throughway, we added to the integrated feel by giving the cabinetry a furniture-like appeal," he says. "Hence, the recessed pull handles and hidden functionality. The panel to the left of the integrated refrigerator is a pivot door opening to a discreet scullery."

On the other side of the fridge is an appliance cupboard accessed by pocket sliders leaving this open creates a different look for the space. And there's a concealed coffee nook beyond that.

A dishwasher and further storage are located on the inner side of the island.

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Behind closed doors a hidden scullery for this kitchen is accessed by a handleless pivot door positioned between the ovens and integrated refrigerator.

"The large island has plenty of room in front, making it ideal for social gatherings," de Rozario says. "And the kitchen's central location offers easy access to the living and outdoor areas, while taking in the stunning sea views and views to the pool.

"A low upstand screens clutter from the dining area at this prepping end of the kitchen, without impeding the outlook."

The design also avoids the chef feeling isolated when cooking a child's study nook is set near the family-friendly kitchen.

Nov 10, 2017

Credit list

Architect
Cabinetry hardware
Blum
Kitchen sink
Oliveri
Oven, cooktop, dishwasher
Miele
Refrigeration
SubZero
Water dispenser
Zip Hydrotap
Lighting
Alti Lighting
Cabinetry
American White Oak Veneer by Briggs Veneer
Benchtops and splashback
Caesarstone Snow
Taps
Arnando Vicario by Oliveri
Ventilation
Qasair
Wine fridges
Westinghouse, Fisher & Paykel
Flooring
Travertine from Milano Stone
Awards
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Kitchens – Highly Commended

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