Glittering prize open plan addition to classic Kiwi bungalow by Yellowfox

Open plan addition to classic Kiwi bungalow by Yellowfox
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Kitchen designed by Yellow Fox and manufactured by Quality Kitchens

Many older houses, built in line with the great Kiwi dream of a quarter-acre section, are now ripe for updating to meet the contemporary yen for indoor-outdoor flow.

Architect Brian Trubovich was commissioned by the owners of this bungalow to provide them with an open-plan addition that would link the existing house seamlessly with the backyard.

The transition successfully achieved, the result is a traditional family-friendly house with a modern feel. Turning the house into a home was next on the agenda.

Yellowfox designer Vikki Gorton came up with a modern classic look for the kitchen.


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Living area and dining area designed by Yellow Fox.

"The clients had asked for a freestanding range, which lends a traditional feel by its looks alone. Clean-lined cabinetry acts as a foil to the range, countering some of its bulk, while stainless steel for the benchtop links it with the modern appliances."

On-bench cabinets provide storage for small appliances, maintaining the streamlined aesthetic, and a sliding door conceals a step-in pantry with further storage.

The finishing touches are a shimmering splashback made from metallic-finish mosaic tiles and two chandelier-like pendant lights.

"With such a neutral base palette, it was important to add a touch of wow to the overall scheme, and the splashback is an eye-catching addition to a sleek space," says Gorton.

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Kitchen designed by Yellow Fox, manufactured by Quality Kitchens featuring glass mosaic tiles.

Yellowfox prides itself on its strong associations with well-known companies in the building sector. If the company is unable to provide an item or service to its clients, it can refer them to a relevant specialist.

For more information, contact Yellowfox Auckland or Yellowfox Waiheke, PO Box 11282, Ellerslie, Auckland, phone (09) 525 3450. Email: design@yellowfox.co.nz. Web: www.yellowfox.co.nz.

Jul 29, 2011
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