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for cooking and cleaning, and behind this again there’s a prep bench and cabinetry, with a bank of pantry storage to the right.” Two sliding glass doors can be drawn across the middle island – screening mess from visitors, and also from other family members when they are using the kitchen. “Tonally, the black rear cabinets and fridge offer a strong backdrop, contrasting the white, textured stone benches which in turn complement the limed oak surfaces,” says House. “The predominantly pale palette works with the decor and river views.” Designer: Leon House, Leon House Design Cabinetry: Timber veneer by New Age Veneers Benchtops: Caesarstone by Metro Marble & Stone Floors: Stone by Bernini Splashback: Glass Kitchen sink: Custom Taps: Gessi Oven and cooktop: Gaggenau Ventilation: Qasir Refrigeration: Sub-Zero, Fisher & Paykel, Vintec Dishwasher: Miele Story by Charles Moxham Photography by Peter Ellery Previous pages: This kitchen by designer Leon House features suspended sliding glass panels that can be pulled across to screen out cooking clutter. Facing page: The kitchen’s middle cooking zone includes a hob, plus there’s a microwave to the rear. Top and above: The ‘on-show’ surfaces of limed oak, textured white Caesarstone, and black lacquer all complement the decor in the wider living space. search: leon house or 48245 at search | save | share at