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Top and above: A curved skylight echoes a curve at the front of the Art Deco-style house. With the freestanding wall stopping short of the ceiling, natural light can penetrate the scullery behind. Above right: The owners work in the hospitality industry and love to entertain, so they favoured a design inspired by commercial kitchens. Story by Colleen Hawkes Photography by Andrew Ashton A scullery behind a freestanding wall conceals a refrigerator, wine cellar and pantry. “I enjoyed pulling apart the idea of a kitchen, and not conforming to any preconceived notion of how a kitchen should work,” the architect says. “Each of the three work areas has a specific role to play. The main food preparation area has a large sink and a bank of appliances, including a Smeg double-oven range. The workstation on the wall behind this is ideal for washing and preparing vegetables – these are stored in refrigerator drawers beneath the counter.” The third, aligned workstation at one side search | save | share at of the kitchen is for entertaining – this is where coffee and drinks are prepared. “The two main benches are higher than usual, allowing family and friends to stand around and enjoy food tasting, a drink and good conversation,” says Ridolfi. resources & more images 46409 at a video about this project 46466 at