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accents, which adds further interest. The ply is teamed with engineered stone benchtops in a neutral grey shade reminiscent of concrete, and a distinctive metallic mosaic tile splashback chosen by the owners. The position of the island, at right angles to the sliding glass doors, ensures there is an easy flow to the outdoors and the barbecue on the deck. “There is also a fantastic view of the sea from the kitchen island, which is the social centre of the house,” says Elliot. Preceding pages and above left: This new holiday home, designed and built by Box Living, features contrasting plywood walls, ceilings and cabinets. The walls are radiata pine, the ceilings are poplar and the cabinetry is gaboon, an African hardwood with a swirling grain and pink tone. Above: The island is positioned at right angles to the sliding doors to maximise the indoor-outdoor flow and the sea views. Left: Gaboon shelving contrasts the radiata pine plywood that wraps around the integrated rangehood. Cabinet handles are routed pulls. search | save | share at