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Nestled on the rugged slopes of Castlehill, Canterbury, this open-plan, log-built home combines rugged good looks with ease of living. NKBA President Heather Wood CKDNZ created the home’s classic kitchen while Stewart Scott Cabinetry manufactured and installed it. “Although the kitchen space was small, a clear brief was to design a 50s-style functional kitchen with ‘mod cons’ hidden away. The solid cabinetry was made using ply as substrate, exposing the edges, which are oiled. Imported high-pressure laminate, in a cool m int chosen by the owners, contrasts the rich-toned log walls. To complete the look, the Smeg Retro Style Victoria Freestander oven, dishwasher and fridge were specified. These present the perfect marriage of classic looks and modern function. For example, the 271L Retro refrigerator boasts automatic defrost, the Retro dishwasher offers a handy half load wash option and delay timer, while the versatile Retro cooker has three ovens. For details, visit the web: save & share 47894 at Above left and top: Designed by NKBA-member Heather Wood, this kitchen combines hand-built cabinetry by Stewart Scott Cabinetry with a cream dishwasher, oven, and refrigerator from the Smeg Retro range. The ventilation is also Smeg. Above: Despite its rustic charm, the kitchen reflects up-to-the-minute functionality. The cabinetry has soft-close Blum mechanisms while the Smeg Retro cooker offers the advantage of three separate ovens. search | save | share at