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Above: The owners wanted a dramatic yet practical kitchen. Features include jet black cabinetry, a contrasting red splashback and a wood island countertop with inset stone for a durable work surface. Right: Bright bouquet – the wine cellar is off the central laundry. This temperature-controlled room has frosted glass panelling and is back lit to show off the wine collection in the best possible light. search | save | share at In terms of layout, the home’s ground floor has a guest suite and garage at the front and then pinches in at the middle via the two side courtyards. This core area has the wine cellar and laundry. The design opens up to the rear, with large sliders pulling back to connect the large living-kitchen-dining pavilion to the garden. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms, an ensuite, main bathroom, a private lounge, and a study. For aesthetics, the owners wanted a sharp, contemporary look. Responding to this, the house has strong, complementary cladding finishes – the cool of black fibre cement sheet with