Linking the kitchen to the pantry is a pass-through, hidden in the rear splashback.
The spacious, well laid out pantry complements the kitchen with plenty of bulk storage plus appliances like refrigeration, cooking and cleaning.
The open plan layout also allows the space to remain the hub of the home and the pivotal point in the adjoining living and entertaining spaces.
Aside from the architectural elements showcased in the space, the key feature of this kitchen is the island bench.
Framed in Queensland Walnut and topped with scratch, stain, heat and fire resistant Dekton's Aura15, it houses an induction cooktop with a downdraft extraction system.
Due to the suspended nature of the cabinet design for the island, finding a solution to house the electrical and ducting requirements of these appliances created a challenge.
The solution was to bring the power and ducting up from the floor – all camouflaged by a mirror-clad plinth. The mirror helps the housing to reflect as much light as possible therefore enabling it to blend into the background and allow the open feeling created by the suspended cabinets to remain.
The kitchen features Sub-Zero refrigeration – chosen in part for its reliability in a tropical climate – and Wolf cooking appliances.
The colour palette of neutral tones was chosen to create a light, airy and effortless look that would allow the home to remain timeless for many years to come. However, it is the architectural details and tropical accents that give the home and interior spaces character and a touch of elegance.
Queensland Walnut was used in the lighting feature over the island, overhead cupboards at the rear of the kitchen and in the shelving inside the pantry.
The timber brings warmth and the grain gives a linear accent to the space.
The benchtop used in the kitchen and pantry is Dekton Aura15, chosen for its durability, versatility and UV resistance (important in a tropical climate and a home with plenty of natural light.
The marble-style vein through the Dekton surface lifts the neutral palette and complements the warm Queensland Walnut.