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Preceding pages: Two kitchens, a laundry, circulation passage and this open-plan living space make up the ground floor of the rear addition. The island’s cantilevered marble benchtop provides an ideal breakfast spot. The heavy benchtop is underpinned by steel reinforcing. Above: Additional upper cabinetry for the entertainer’s kitchen is on the exterior wall. Directly below is a small reading nook. 24 “To address these needs, I designed a utility hub at one end of the open-plan addition. This contains the two indoor kitchens, the pantry and a laundry. The rear spaces are open to each other and the chef’s kitchen includes a serving window to the outdoors.” In keeping with the living and dining areas, the entertainer’s kitchen is contemporary yet understated. The island is finished in the same timber planks as the floor – a durable surface that helps the kitchen blend in with the wider area. Steel reinforcing supports the cantilevered stone benchtop, which is ideal for serving. search | save | share at The front-of-house kitchen faces the living spaces. Reflective glass backpainted in black forms the splashback, while the rear benchtop, used for food preparation, is in the same stone as the island. To ensure easy access to the white upper wall cabinets, all the door panels lift out and up at a touch of electric latches. Above the long cabinets are three display niches, complete with spot lighting, to show off the owners’ objets d’art. To the left, there is a view directly into the semi-industrial chef’s kitchen, although this area can be screened off with a pocket slider.