In this kitchen, the countertops do the talking

In this entertainer’s kitchen, high-gloss cabinetry reflects the high-rise apartment’s views while the tactile island is silky to the touch

​​​​​​​This entertainer’s kitchen by Kitchen Distributors includes a cabinetry, countertop, interior design, kitchen, white, timber floor,
​​​​​​​This entertainer’s kitchen by Kitchen Distributors includes a walnut veneer island bar top that stops short of the ends of the island to make more plating room. Recessed pulls and slender countertops create a minimalist feel for the modern, on-show kitchen.

An incongruous rustic kitchen was removed from this high-rise apartment before designers William Landeros and Jed MacKenzie could introduce this entertainer’s kitchen in its place.

“The owners wanted the new kitchen to have an open, modern appeal, with the stainless steel appliances on show to the adjacent living areas,” says MacKenzie. “ The look of metal is continued with stainless steel panelling high on the side wall of the kitchen and on the toekicks.”

The kitchen faces towards the views and so the designers chose a Bulthaup kitchen with the rear wall panels in a white high-gloss lacquer.

“The gleaming surfaces bounce natural light through the interior and reflect the view, making the most of the apartment’s location.”

The reflective white gloss rear wall panels in countertop, cuisine classique, interior design, kitchen, table, white, black
The reflective white gloss rear wall panels in this kitchen by designers William Landeros and Jed MacKenzie include a niche that lets you clip on utility shelves exactly where they’re needed. LED strip lights add an ethereal touch.

Matching bright, white glass panels provide the splashback behind the hob while the island is in a cashmere-hued, soft-to-the-touch lacquer.

To enhance the light feel, overhead cabinets were avoided. Storage is supplied by the under-bench cabinetry, the side cabinetry, an appliance garage and drawers on both sides of the island.

The scullery includes a wine fridge, further storage and a washer-dryer, and is entered via the pocket wood and glass door to the rear. 

Credit list

William Landeros CKD and Jed MacKenzie CKD; Kitchen Distributors
Kitchen furniture
Bulthaup b3
Bulthaup panels glass white
Dornbracht Tara
Kitchen cabinetry
Bulthaup Denver by Kitchen Distributors; base cabinets in white high gloss lacquer and Cashmere Soft touch lacquer; wall panels in white lacquer, white glass and stainless steel
Wall tiles
Bulthaup White
Kitchen sink
Bulthaup stainless steel
Oven, cooktop

Story by: Charles Moxham

Photography by: Scott Hassen

21 Feb, 2021

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