A sculptural al fresco kitchen and matching moveable dining table complement this spectacular Princes Wharf penthouse setting

Designed by Love Kitchens

From the designers:

Envision a panorama so breathtaking, it begs for a culinary haven that's equal in grandeur.

Mike and Lynda Reynolds embarked on their journey with Love Kitchens earlier this year. 

Their mission: to conjure a kitchen and al fresco dining for their newfound penthouse gem nestled in the embrace of Princes Wharf, with Rangitoto and the Hauraki Gulf forming the backdrop to this idyllic location.

The brief was simple yet conceptually right up our alley – create a dining area and outdoor kitchen with a nautical theme. 

Drawing from our background as boatbuilders, we were excited to infuse soft curves into a kitchen that typically features sharp, modern edges. 

The goal was to also effectively conceal an air conditioning unit that had previously disrupted the view from the deck.

At the heart of the setup is the impressive Angus Bull barbecue, complete with a rotisserie back burner and quick heating capabilities. 

Flanking the barbecue are cabinets that serve both as storage for gas bottles and as stylish complements to the space. 

The countertop and splashback are crafted with Dekton Sirius, marrying elegance with durability.

The rollaway table is a creation that Love Kitchens has mastered over the years. 

This innovative table boasts a seamless curve, facilitated by modern materials. 

It moves gracefully on stainless steel casters and harbours eight hidden bar stools, ready to accommodate guests at a moment's notice. 

Notably, the base of the table doubles as a footrest, ensuring comfort and warmth on chilly evenings.

The kitchen and the table are both low-maintenance in nature – no fading, painting, or oiling required. 

In the enchanting setting of Princes Wharf, my homeowners have partnered with Love Kitchens to seamlessly blend culinary artistry with the serene sea view – resulting in a space where every meal is a delight and comfort reigns supreme.

Credit list

Outdoor kitchen and island design
Dekton Sirus
Bull Angus
Outdoor kitchen and island manufacture
Love Kitchens
Cabinetry and island
Waterproof rated materials
Cintesi Atticus

Designed by: Rhys Mellor, Love Kitchens

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Jamie Cobel

10 Sep, 2023

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