Not in a vacuum

This bold, dark kitchen is shaped by design choices that create an open flow and connect the linear workspace adroitly to adjacent spaces

Designed by Mark de Rozario, Craig Steere Architects (CSA)

How the designer fulfilled the owners' brief

Our homeowners desired a low-maintenance home that maximised its outlook and responded to lifestyle changes as their children grew older. 

The kitchen supports this aspiration, with an easy flow and good working layout and added seating areas.

The kitchen is located on the upper level, to take advantage of the views towards Jubilee Park and City Beach, and is in a prime location with direct access to the dining and living spaces, as well as the outdoor barbecue deck.

Functionality – including creativity and space design

There was a requirement for a discreet adjacent scullery – as appliances would be left out to be easily accessed but needed to remain out of view from the main spaces. 

Ample storage options are concealed through slimline detailing that allows the cabinetry to express as a pure and simplistic monolithic form.

Aesthetics – detailing and materials

Our homeowners were keen in exploring simple monolithic forms of rich, dark oak complemented by black feature cabinetry and accessories.

Sleek, recessed cabinetry handles further emphasise the linear forms, as they relate to and extend into the adjacent living and dining spaces. 

The darker palette intentionally contrasts the grey bleached oak floorboards to give the space a bold, cavernous quality. 

This monolithic grey palette allows appliances and tapware to blend perfectly into their settings.

Credit list

Window glass
Milli Glance, from Reece
Liebherr, from Winning Appliances
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Kitchens – Highly Commended
Fenix NTM, in Nero Ingo – 0720 Matte American Oak Veneer with dark stain
Artedomus Pepper Mat
Havwood Albany Oak
Kitchen sink
Franke Bow Box, from Reece
Oven, cooktop, ventilation, dishwasher
Asko, from Winning Appliances
Water dispenser

Designed by: Craig Steere Architects (CSA)

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Creative Crib

08 Jan, 2023

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