Dramatic yet highly practical workspace

Taking its cues from the architecturally designed rural home it forms part of, this clean-lined kitchen reflects personality and modernity, with its extensive functionality downplayed visually

Photography by: Kallan Macleod

Designed by Leonie Metge, Cube Dentro 

From the designer:

Main requirements:

·       The homeowners required a kitchen that would work harmoniously with the crisp and modern interior throughout the home. An oversized barn door creates a strong impact in the room, meaning any kitchen design had to complement and hold its own against this striking feature.

·       From a functional perspective, the space needed to be hard wearing, innovative and able to  provide all the right hallmarks for a family who love to entertain. 


Hanging out in style – for this kitchen by Cube Dentro a cantilevered architecture, building, ceiling, design, floor, flooring, furniture, glass, hardwood, home, house, interior design, office, property, real estate, room, table, wood, gray
Hanging out in style – for this kitchen by Cube Dentro a cantilevered limestone benchtop sitting on the matt black bench creates a dramatic feature for prepping, serving and socialising.

·       The homeowners penchant for clean vertical lines on the exterior of the home meant the kitchen needed to appreciate this detailing and mirror the style accordingly.

Overcoming challenges:

·       The kitchen sits in an elongated room that opens up to an extensive deck with views of the lake. The challenge was to create a large, highly functional kitchen with multiple working zones that were not obvious upon first sight - creating an element of surprise and delight.

Vertical timber panelling to the island is matched architecture, building, cabinetry, ceiling, countertop, design, floor, flooring, furniture, hall, hardwood, home, house, interior design, kitchen, lighting, loft, office, plywood, property, real estate, room, table, wall, wood, wood flooring, yellow, black
Vertical timber panelling to the island is matched with stained textured veneer to the back wall and scullery for this arresting kitchen design.

·       By drawing on design inspiration from Milan, expansive pocket doors and fully integrated appliances form the main elevation. When opened, the inner workings of the space are revealed – when closed, the design echoes the exterior of the house - strong, clean vertical lines and colour cues taken from a country setting.

·       Directly adjacent sits a scullery with convenient access that is not disruptive to the main workflow of the kitchen – ideal for our busy professional couple.

Room at the back – the dramatic, clean-lined building, cabinetry, countertop, cupboard, floor, flooring, furniture, gloss, interior design, kitchen, kitchen stove, material property, property, room, shelf, tile, black, gray
Room at the back – the dramatic, clean-lined kitchen is backed by a crisp, modern scullery in this design by Leonie Metge of Cube Dentro.

·       Other design considerations to blend cohesively with the home included hand-crafted vertical timber panelling to the island, stained textured veneer to the back wall and scullery, flat plate stainless (a nod to the barn door) and a cantilevered limestone benchtop sitting on a matt black bench.

·       Using premium materials and a restricted colour palette, the result is a generous kitchen that connects with the overall aesthetic of the home and provides its homeowners with an indulgent yet highly practical work space.

Nov 06, 2019

Credit list

Designer
Leonie Metge, Cube Dentro
Cabinetry
Prime Art Veneer, planked, with a custom colour stain and clear polyurathane finish
Benchtops
Cosentino Deckton Domoos, Orientail Vein cut Limestone with a honed finish, Stainless steel flate plate
Lighting
Douglas and Bec
Taps
Plumbline Buddy Kitchen Mixer in Black matt and chrome
Awards
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Kitchens – Highly Commended
Builder
David Reid Homes Counties
Cabinetry hardware
Hettich, Arcitech, soft close, Anthracite finish
Flooring
American Oak
Sinks
Blanco Subline 500U, colour Anthracite; Blanco Andano 400IF in stainless steel
Oven, cooktop, ventilation, refrigeration, dishwasher, wine fridge
Fisher & Paykel
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