"The kitchen's minimalist palette consists of a refined Australian hardwood and clean white Calacatta marble. These rich, natural materials are juxtaposed against the existing polished concrete floor that runs through to the outdoors."
The wall cabinets and substantial island are as minimalist in form as the material selection is simple. Balance was also important. The solid, sculptural timber elements on the island match the visual weight of the marble, making the latter look as much like an exotic inlay as a leading surface.
Tucked behind the cabinetry and the island is a high-functioning family work space, complete with a concealed refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and bins. There are also two pull-out pantries within the joinery wall. The end of the kitchen includes an integrated washing machine, dryer and pull-out ironing station.
"We continued the timber joinery right up to the ceiling to frame the cooking and prep area and the white lacquered wall cabinets and also to hide awkward existing guttering elements," says Murfett.
Discreet ceiling lights, task lighting, a tracked light system for the art wall, and dimmable landscape lighting allow the family to control the ambience of the space.
Calacatta marble, Tasmanian oak
Masson for Light
Tasmanian oak, 2-pack paint
Oven, cooktop, dishwasher
Fisher & Paykel
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Kitchens – Highly Commended
10 Mar, 2019