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Refined air Dual islands, exotic finishes and thoughtful space-planning mean this kitchen delivers in terms of function as well as aesthetics search | save | share at When you build a substantial house intended to look its best for decades to come, how do you address the kitchen? The answer is to give it a matching timeless appeal – and rich surfaces and transitional cabinetry never fall from favour. Such was the approach taken by designer Shirley McFarlane for this kitchen within a new, traditional-look limestone-clad home. “The kitchen had to work with the overall classic interiors but offer modern functionality.” In terms of function, the kitchen is laid out with parallel his and her islands and the cooking zone running along one side wall. The baking