The dramatic location of this house and its absolute views required us to locate and align the kitchen to take in the views to the ocean to the west but to also address the living and alfresco spaces to the north.
With this design's orientation, the user takes in both when standing at the island in the centre of the working kitchen.
We located the cooking, cooling and washing areas closely to create a tight, efficient working triangle, and kept the scullery door-less for ease of ingress and egress between that space and the working kitchen.
By eliminating the overhead cabinets in the main kitchen and obscuring the rangehood we were able to lessen the bulk and provide wall texture continuity from the scullery out into the main space and dining room.
We also introduced a ledge in this area, providing a place for the owner to display personal items. This also makes the space feel less like a kitchen.
The island bench, beautifully sculptured but monochrome in white was designed with the seating to the end of the kitchen. This positioning takes the user closer to the view and removes the need for overhang at the back as is commonly done.
Introducing soft curves and removing the sharp 90 degree edges was both a reflection of the overall home’s design cues and a truly customised use of materials.
Kitchen and house designer
Falmec Milano Deep, from Winning Appliances
Miele, from Miele
Proparq, from BJ's Timber Flooring
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Kitchens – Highly Commended
Qstone, Select White
Miele, from Winning Appliances
Sub-Zero Wolf, from Winning Appliances
Billi Sparkling Zip, from Winning Appliances
LED strip lighting supplied by Alti Lighting
10 Jan, 2021