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forms the base of the house on the exterior.” The furniture-style cabinets are in pecky cypress, chosen for its grain and colour. These were custom built by John Zook, with the sink unit jutting out a little to reinforce the sense of a kitchen that has come together over time. “The cypress pantry door even has a hole right through one of the knots – this is all part of the charm,” says Vaughan. “Kathy loves an aged patina, so we were careful to ensure this looked very real and not like a faux finish. The painted cabinets, also built by John, are in a distressed teal green shade with a dark-brown glaze finish that enhances this look. “John Zook fine-tuned the layout, adding all the little details that make this kitchen unique – such as the open shelving flanking the tabby rangehood, and the table-style islands that are not fixed.” The main food prep island has a butcher’s block, which is bolted through the sides so that the wood won’t separate or warp. Deep baskets along the front are used to store fruit and vegetables. All the appliances in the kitchen, except for the large Viking range, are integrated into the cabinets, with the microwave oven kept in the adjoining scullery. Another key feature is the mirrored splashback behind the range. This reflects the water view opposite, ensuring the owners always enjoy a close link to the great outdoors. resource list | images | share Search 44832 at search | save | share at 49