Natural tones, ample storage and integrated appliances give this kitchen a light, relaxed ambience

This first floor kitchen reflects the latest in kitchen design while also serving up engaging river outlooks

This quintessential modern kitchen by interior architect and architecture, cabinetry, countertop, benchtop, design, dining room, flooring, furniture, hardwood, home, house, interior design, kitchen, living room, wood, wood flooring, white, gray, Riverstone Custom Homes
This quintessential modern kitchen by interior architect and kitchen designer Nadia Clark of Riverstone Custom Homes combines a playful sensibility with a family friendly layout that is also ideal for entertaining.

This airy, contemporary kitchen, by designer Nadia Clark, is in a new home by Riverstone Custom Homes. The smart kitchen includes the best of everything that will appeal to a broad market and at the same time it’s like a checklist of modern advances in kitchen design generally.

The two-storey home overlooks a major river and, to maximise water views, the living and kitchen spaces and master bedroom are upstairs with the other bedrooms downstairs, says Clark.

​​​​​​​For this kitchen by interior architect and kitchen architecture, cabinetry, countertop, benchtop, cuisine classique, cupboard, floor, furniture, hardwood, kitchen, lighting, material property, plywood, table, wood, white, Nadia Clark
​​​​​​​For this kitchen by interior architect and kitchen designer Nadia Clark, most high-end appliances are tucked away out of sight behind closed cabinetry doors, while the walk-in scullery to the rear is accessed by pocket sliders.

“Adjacent to the kitchen, a generous balcony with built-in casual seating includes steps that lead down to the ground floor pool setting served by a sheltered alfresco room with kitchenette.”

“We designed the kitchen to be both lightly playful and high-functioning for a busy family.”

Much of the kitchen’s functionality is tucked away out of sight, with a walk-in scullery at the rear, a pantry in the cabinetry that surrounds the oven, and the large fridge integrated at the side of the space. Catering to the family dynamic, a study nook with shelving is also in this area.

​​​​​​​Kitchen with quite a view – this kitchen’s architecture, black-and-white, cabinetry, countertop, benchtop, design, floor, flooring, furniture, kitchen, lighting, gray, Ceasarstone, tap, Nadia Clark, Riverstone Custom Homes
​​​​​​​Kitchen with quite a view – this kitchen’s wood and white cabinet surfaces, together with concrete-look benchtops and concrete pendants, pick up on the colours of the home’s riverside environment. Even the porcelain tile floors have the tones of river stones. Offering another material link, the dining table and chairs are in an almost identical finish to the cabinetry.

“Materials naturally play a key role in the look of the kitchen,” says Clark. “Warm wood and crisp white make ideal, complementary cabinet surfaces, while the island and perimeter benchtops are in Caeserstone Concrete. These rugged, practical benchtops connect with the stone-look floors and concrete pendants.”

The 3D-pattern splashback picks up most of these tones, while its play with angles is echoed in the rakish stools and angled dining table.

Credit list

Kitchen designer and interior architect
Nadia Clark, Riverstone Custom Homes
Mosaic tile
Teknobili Likid mixer; Mizu Drift Gooseneck pull-out mixer in scullery
Aplomb pendants by Foscarini
HIA Australian Kitchen Design – Winner
White vinyl wrap and Navurban surface, timber grain
Caesarstone Raw Concrete
Kitchen sink
Franke Impact Granite; Double Bowl Sink in Polar White
Inca Grey stone tiles

Story by: Charles Moxham

Photography by: D-Max Photography

16 Mar, 2019

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