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composition of planes and lines and the kitchen extends this look. There’s a dropped ceiling over the island, one of several in the open-plan room, and white wraparound joinery frames the black lacquered cabinetry. An emphasis on horizontal forms and deep toekicks on the island give the kitchen a light, floating appeal. To downplay the kitchen’s presence from the public spaces, Frisina created the breakfast bar in a slender slab of travertine. This connects to the island at one end and to an appliance cabinet at the other, making it easy to bring a toaster or coffee maker out onto the bench. While the thin blade of stone is nearly invisible when viewed from the living area, it offers a spacious surface for prepping or casual dining. “Everything in the space is tightly composed. The travertine benchtop is carried through in recessed form under the Dura Grey island top, drawing the two elements together. A pale sandstone upstand screens cooking clutter from view. This rectilinear form is repeated in the same material on the splashback. A mirror frame around the latter creates the illusion that the kitchen is larger than it actually is.” Material connections play a major role in Above: The black lacquered cabinets contain a wealth of storage and functionality. The compartmentalised pantry is concealed in the cabinets to the left of the cooking station, with the kitchen’s substantial refrigeration located in the cabinetry to the right. These are matched by the glossy black doors on the ovens and the tones of the upper ceiling. search | save | share at 29