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Concept architect: John Anderson, John Anderson Architects Architect: Sam Champion, Otis Design Kitchen designer: Lara Farmilo Dip Int Des, Poggenpohl Builder: Craftsman Homes Kitchen manufacturer: Poggenpohl Door and window joinery and hardware: Vantage from Lancer Aluminium Blinds and drapes: Lahood Window Furnishings Flooring: Flooring Xtra Paints: Resene Lighting: The Lighting Centre Island pendants: ECC Lighting Heating: Panetric radiant heat ceilings from McKain Fibrous Plasterers Kitchen cabinets: Poggenpohl from Akzente Benchtops: Silestone from Topline Benchtops Splashback: Glass from Graphic Glass Sink mixer: Hansgrohe Oven and steamer: Gaggenau Cooktop and ventilation: Gutmann from Akzente Refrigerator: Liebherr Dishwasher: Asko Above: Stairs lead down to the master suite on the lower level. The walls are 25cm thick, which creates deep reveals – an idea inspired by Mediterranean homes. Above right: Large eaves and side walls enclose the veranda. Adjustable vertical louvres provide privacy and screen the sun in the west. Far right: Both the lower bedroom and ensuite bathroom look out to the bush-clad landscape. Story by Colleen Hawkes Photography by Jamie Cobel the windows and a large cut-out in the stairwell, which brings the morning light into the living area. A new Poggenpohl kitchen, designed by Lara Farmilo, is another key aspect of the build. The kitchen features reflective high-gloss lacquered cabinets in Pebble Grey. These are teamed with white pine decor panels along the top drawers of the island and perimeter base cabinets, which provide a textural contrast. “The pulls are concealed to keep the look very sleek and clean lined,” Farmilo search | save | share at says. “And because this is an open-plan living area we have concealed the appliances by integrating them into the cabinetry wherever possible. The two ovens are in the side cabinetry, so they are not too visible from the living area.” Another feature of the kitchen is the deep island top. The 12mm Silestone benchtop sits on a steel-reinforced cantilevered extension that doubles as a bar area. “The kitchen is large enough to cater easily to a holiday crowd,” says the designer. “And there is ample storage,