My recommendation was to open the tight, u-shaped kitchen layout into a galley island configuration, as this would encourage more flow.
Plus, with an addition of large glass doors at the rear, the galley configuration would allow light to flood into the space from both the rear and front decks.
This home has beautiful, eastern sea views, which I felt really needed to be celebrated, so I re-oriented the kitchen to ensure whoever was working in the space would still get to see these views, plus have better interaction with family or guests.
The owners also wanted a large serving area on the seaward side of the kitchen island, which I cantilevered to provide comfortable seating for two.
A round timber table close by further encourages social interactions.
The owner requested a minimalist design with a mid-century feel, so I introduced a number of subtle design elements, such as the curves to the corners of the stone-clad island.
This was a painstaking process, whereby strips of stone were fused together with absolute accuracy, so minimal joins were visible.