Renovation of 1930s property's kitchen preserves the home's original character while creating a modern and functional family space 

Designed by Nathalie Scipioni, Nathalie Scipioni Architects

From the architect:

The initial owner brief presented a clear directive to renovate the kitchen, laundry, and bathroom of a 1930s house, while preserving the property's authentic characteristics and infusing a modern aesthetic. 

As a family of four, they sought to fashion an expansive living area with a seamless connection between the kitchen and dining sections, conducive to hosting guests and providing easy access to the rear outdoor space. 

Our design ethos revolved around the owner's lifestyle requirements, and we actively solicited their input throughout the process.

Given the existing small kitchen dimensions and the laundry and toilet's inconvenient placement at the rear of the property, the new kitchen's orientation and layout were optimised to maximise functionality and facilitate social interaction around a spacious island while also providing a view of the backyard. 

The installation of a large window above the sink ensured that natural light and ventilation were in abundance. 

The kitchen's aesthetic was carefully crafted to exude sophistication, with dark blue and grey cabinetry, an Olympia Quartzite Honed Block benchtop and waterproof splashback, and satin brass diamond-textured handles. 

The strategically placed pendants above the kitchen island serve a dual purpose: they highlight specific areas with a warm glow and add to the overall visual appeal as a decorative architectural element. 

A grey Pandomo levelling compound floor was added to create a striking contrast with the original timber floor. 

The renovation of this 1930s property's kitchen was a careful balance between preserving the original character and creating a modern and functional space suitable for a family of four who loves to entertain. 

The elegant finishes and the contrasting modern Pandomo floor add a touch of sophistication and style to this kitchen, making it a standout feature of the home. 

Overall, we were thrilled to work with the owner to create a space that met their needs and expectations.

Credit list

Splashback, floor
Better Tiles
KWC Zoe pull-out, with light
Falmec Gruppo Incasso
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Kitchens – Highly Commended
Olympia Quartzite, honed, Block 5633, from Anterior XL
Schock D200 Blk, 1 & 3/4 bowl
Steam oven
AEG 80cm SensePro Induction
Wine storage
Vintec 50 Bottle Wine Cabinet, stainless steel

Designed by: Nathalie Scipioni, Nathalie Scipioni Architects

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Lisa Loi

22 Oct, 2023

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