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Kitchen designer: Jan Goldman, Kitchen Elements Interior designer: Fabiola Martens Cabinet company: Homestead Custom Cabinetry Builder: Kirks Works Benchtops and backsplash: Carrara marble from In Home Stone KItchen sink: Shaw Sink by Rohl Tapware: Kohler Purist Hot water systems: Franke Range and microwave: Wolf Ventilation: Zephyr Refrigeration: Sub-Zero Dishwasher: Miele Water dispenser: Everpure Waste disposal: InSinkErator Story by Charles Moxham Photography by Stacy Z Goldberg search white kitchens at see more images 47971 at Above right: The Carrara marble countertops are run up the wall as well, providing ideal splashbacks. Facing page: Part of the old kitchen has been repurposed as an in-kitchen eating area, with an existing window widened to optimise natural light flow and views. The remainder of the old space was repurposed as a new laundry and powder room. The island helps keep the kitchen open and airy as well – partly due to its design which allows for seating and display storage. Its tablelike legs, slatted wood platform and v-groove surfaces all create the feel of a piece of furniture. “While the cabinet panelling is transitional, I wanted to create the sense that the kitchen was collected together over a longer time frame – an amalgamation of different much-loved pieces.” As well as the table-like island, the kitchen has other elements that might also have been added over many years. For example, one above-counter cabinet brings a strong vertical search | save | share at element in the room. This has been finished in a light silvery grey, subtly contrasting the otherwise pristine white cabinetry. Again, the effect is as if this was acquired separately and then added to the overall design mix. The designer also finished the integrated rangehood in the same tone, to bring balance. “There are several individual touches that bring personality to the design,” says Goldman. “The farm sink for clean-up offers a soft touch, for example, and I love the custom side detail on the Carrara marble backsplash where it cascades down to the countertop in the same stone.”