The kitchen had to be easy to use when he and his partner were in residence, but also able to cater for the crowds over the holidays when children, grandchildren and friends stayed.
I promised to provide him with all of this, and a kitchen that Al Brown (celebrity chef) would be happy in after a day of trout fishing on the lake.
The interiors have an understated and contemporary take on a lakeside lodge while the house has expansive views with strong natural materials such as timbers, stone, leather, wool and metal used throughout.
The kitchen and new butler’s pantry were positioned on the western wall, where there were no windows due to the punishing afternoon heat from the sun.
Velux roof lights were fitted above the kitchen area to provide natural light in this area instead.
When arriving at the lake house, the kitchen is immediately to your left, so it needed to provide a sense of arrival and a generous welcome.
The scale of the kitchen is grand due to the opportunities provided by the exposed rafter ceiling.