Contemporary Kitchen – Seamless Connection
An ever changing ocean seascape takes centrey appointed kitchen
Overlooking lush green grass flowing out towards the white wash of the Pacific Ocean and the wide open blue water, this unique kitchen sits proudly as a focal point in a magnificent living space.
The lateral thinking owners desired the sensual beachside environment to feature prominently in a timeless, beautiful and practical home. It was therefore imperative that all design and finish selections, whilst luxurious, did not detract from the inherent beauty of the home’s location and stunning outlook.
Designed for a family with three young boys, the focus of the large, multi-faceted kitchen is on the simplification of daily routines, ample storage and suitability for a busy beach and pool lifestyle.
Both spacious, modern and with clean lines, the kitchen pays attention to timber detailing which is carried throughout the home. These joinery details are what give the home reference to previous design eras whilst lending a sense of quirkiness that is permanent in its appeal.
Cascading over the edges of a solid but light-feeling island bench is a slab of natural stone. This striking material is applied to the adjacent workspace, extending up to low profile splash back ( backsplash ). The cabinets over head are given an interesting depth by projecting to different degrees. This effect is mirrored below the island bench to create additional leg room where breakfast barstools are located.
While cool grey concrete flooring defines the busy payhways, wide oak tongue and groove boards are light welcoming in the living areas and kitchen. The darker timber joinery gives contrast to the light floors and white envelope, wrapping elegantly around the kitchen into the butler’s pantry. Here, timber joinery is utilised to its utmost for storage and, together with a stainless steel wet area and multiple fridges and freezers, a huge practical space is achieved that is hidden from sight.
Floating gracefully in a space gloriously open to nature, the kitchen promotes both the merging between the interior and exterior, and the old with new. The simple palette of natural materials compliments without eclipsing the beauty of the outlook, whilst giving richness and texture to a large family home. The combination creates a sense of serenity and personifies the leisure lifestyle so fitting to this beachside home.