Meeting in the middle of form and function, this kitchen is a space where family can live in comfort and friends can be entertained in style. What helps achieve this is the non-utility island bench, which is left free from a sink or cooktop so that is provides a clear, central gathering point. A large butler’s pantry not only provides abundant storage, but also hides the inevitable mess of family life from sight, leaving the main space to shine.
All the elements of this kitchen – designed by Marc Silcock of Designer Kitchens – speak luxury; from the huge wine fridge to the 80mm Smartstone benchtop in ‘Amara’. The Dulux finish in ‘Lexicon Quarter’ ties the walls to the gloss two-pack cabinetry, which has handle-less façades that speak volumes of the modern and minimalistic intention of the overall project.
Recycled timber cladding to the island bench grounds the light and lofty space, and brings a tactile element to an otherwise seamless aesthetic. LED strip lighting beneath the overhead cabinetry and the island bench highlights the kitchen’s natural textures and patterns that bring together a design with universal appeal.
When it comes to the bathroom of this property, the room’s ease of use leaves no hint of the design challenge that was overcome by designer Marc Silcock. He was faced with a large square footprint that needed to engage all the elements of a family bathroom, but with an aesthetic appeal that reigns supreme.
Sitting below a louvre window, a freestanding bath invites all visitors into its warm embrace. Across the room, a walk-in shower provides a continuous transition from one space to the next, and makes for an unimpeded view of the stone-clad feature wall.
Bridging these elements is an understated Formica double vanity in ‘Malibu’ gloss finish, which is highlighted overhead by a vast, mirrored cabinet that is complete with angled strip light.
In an always-appealing grey and white palette, Designer Kitchens have achieved striking minimalist style in addition to a highly usable and welcoming space.