Part of a generous, four-level mountain home that fully engages with its pristine setting, the brief for the third-level kitchen was that it, too, connect with the scenery – without actually getting in the way of it.
The clean-lined kitchen is by architect Gary Todd, who also designed the home.
“There are three kitchens here really – the main kitchen, the adjacent outdoor kitchen and a rooftop dining space with its own fridge, sink and teppanyaki plate.”
Because the house faces due south, the architect created several axial – or front to back – views that extend right through the interior, to maximise solar penetration.
The living, dining and kitchen space is one such axial space. Hence the idea to run the kitchen along one side of the volume, keeping everything open and light-filled and not interrupting the visual flow.
In fact, triple stacker doors slide back at both ends of the space – connecting to the front deck one way and the outdoor kitchen and dining area the other. Having the home’s hardwood floors flush with the wooden decks enhances the connection.