A dramatic benchtop stands out against black matt European birch laminate with its own glam custom brass handles in this contemporary yet glamorous kitchen

Designed by Chris Wilson and Liliana Sequeira, Wilson & Hill Architects

From the architects:

The owner wanted to link the old villa to the modern extension, restoring all the lovely details of the villa, while at the same time giving a fresh and modern feel to the extension. They wanted the two to be completely different, but at the same time linked.

The main challenge for us as architects was to increase the light in the family room in the extension. By reorganising the space and relocating the kitchen, we already had better use of the space. 

Still, when compared to the villa, with the high ceilings and high windows, the existing extension lacked light. To overcome this we raised the doors and windows in the extension and added new skylights. This made a huge difference to the space.

The kitchen area certainly reflects this family’s needs for a large single space for family living and kitchen. 

The dark oak floors add depth in predominantly white surroundings with carefully design joinery complemented by the family collection of beautiful artwork. 

A feature of the kitchen is the richly coloured granite set against the black cabinetry with custom made brass handles.

Credit list

Stone, from Shane Boyd Granite Benchtops
Island pendant by Designer Lighting
Kitchen sink
Eco-granit sink, by Heritage Hardware
Oven, cooktop, ventilation
Miele, from Kitchen Things
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Kitchens – Highly Commended
Plytech, Polaris HPL - European birch finished with solid 1mm black matt laminate
Listone Giordano siena traccia - French Oak, by Metrofloor
Tile and window glass
Buddy kitchen mixer, from Oakleys
Fisher & Paykel French door fridge/freezer, from Kitchen Things

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Charlie Jackson

31 Jan, 2021

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