Spatial redesign brings new life to 1950s home

Renovation of a late 1950s architectural family home adds more space, which is necessary for the homeowners who love to entertain

Photography by: Kallan McLeod

Designer: Celia Visser of Celia Visser Design

Designer Statement:

This is a renovation of a late 1950s architectural family home.

A complete spatial redesign of kitchen/utility areas adding a working scullery. Walls were moved to open up the whole area while extending room and incorporating new sliding doors to the deck.

Brief was to retain an existing Rimu flooring & window architraves to match rest of house.

The homeowners requested a modern kitchen design to blend with the current house style.

A purpose-built GIB wall was constructed to contain the three sets of Ovens. A feature timber framed alcove with a new window was designed for placement of the Hob separating the ovens thus bringing the timber elements and well as the cooking zone all together


The scullery was designed as a full preparation area to be closed off when entertaining. Sink, Storage, Fridge Freezer, Cool Drawer & single Dishdrawer were planned as a mini kitchen.

A bar area was a specific request of the owner for entertaining, including wine & beer refrigeration, hidden by an electric on bench climber with LED lighting.

The homeowners are avid golfers, requested a TV viewable from Kitchen & family area.

Utility Room with Washing machine & Dryer combing storage for cleaning zone for golf accessories as well as general items.

The wall colours were chosen to blend with Bead blasted stainless steel & marble benches giving a tranquil contemporary feel to the room.

Sep 05, 2018

Credit list

Designer
Celia Visser Design
Cabinetry Hardware
Blum and Hafele
Flooring
Existing Rimu
Kitchen sink
Icon 1K8550, Blanco Zerox 500U x2 from Hafele
Oven and Cooktop
Miele
Refrigeration and Dishwasher
Fisher & Paykel
Awards
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Kitchens – Highly Commended
Cabinetry
2 pot Lacquer Resene Quart Black White
Benchtops
SCE Statuary Vein Honed Marble & Staybrite Stainless Fabricators, Bead Blasted stainless steel
Lighting
LED strip lights
Taps
Hansgrohe
Ventilation
Gaggenau Ah198 730
Wine fridge
Vintec
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