“A feature of the kitchen is the slender marble benchtops on the island and side cabinetry. The richly veined stone links with the oak cabinetry and prominent use of wood and brass throughout the home.”
To further assimilate the kitchen, Lloyd minimised visible hardware, with push catch and recessed handles used on much of the cabinetry.
Some appliances are also integrated, such as the large double fridge set behind closed doors to the right of the wall ovens.
On the other side of the kitchen, back from the prep counter, a timber bulkhead matching the cabinetry leads through to a walk-in scullery. This helps to keep the on show kitchen clutter-free in visual terms.
As a social hub, the kitchen also had to be easy to use by more than one family member at a time. To this end, there are several work surfaces, while appliances such as the fridge and wine fridge are easy to reach without entering the kitchen proper.
Ben Lloyd and Mike Hartley, Lloyd Hartley Architects
Astra Walker with Eco Brass finish
Light Cut Mini by Flos, from EEC
fronts, matt black and matt white lacquer
Fusion marble, from SCE Stone + Design; stainless steel
Reginox undermount double sink, black
Oak, white oiled
Trends International Design Awards Kitchens – Runner Up
18 Jul, 2018