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Command central Positioned in the heart of the home to serve both indoors and out, this stainless steel kitchen takes its cue from commercial kitchens With views in one direction, and an outdoor entertaining area in the other, the kitchen in this house was designed to take advantage of both. Architect Dave Strachan of Strachan Group Architects, working with owner-architect Rachael Rush, positioned the kitchen right in the heart of the home. Designed in a U shape, the kitchen is open above bench height on all sides – to indoor and outdoor living areas. There is a view from the sink over the lawn to the sea in the distance. On the opposite side, the kitchen opens up to provide a seamless serving area to a barbecue patio. “The owners wanted a highly functional kitchen with a commercial feel,” Strachan says. “So we chose Arclinea stainless steel cabinetry modules and benchtops, and added a suspended stainless steel shelf with integrated rangehood, pot rack and exposed ducting.” The commercial materials, and the small stainless steel appliances on the benchtop reinforce the raw, semi-industrial look created by the exposed timber joists and blackened steel I-beams in the living area. The front of the island and the tall pantry cabinetry at one side feature birch plywood. Facing page and following pages: This kitchen in a new home takes centre stage – it offers a 360° view of the indoor and outdoor living areas. To provide a commercial look, modular Arclinea stainless steel cabinets are teamed with birch ply. Above: The kitchen has a U shape, with deep stainless steel benchtops. On one side, the kitchen opens up to provide a direct serving area for a barbecue patio. search | save | share at trendsi