Trends New Zealand Volume 33 No 7 - Page 58

Above: On close examination, Melanie Craig’s design reveals a high level of precision and craftsmanship. Negative detailing between cabinetry and the Corian and stainless benchtops give both a floating effect. At one end of the island, the benchtop narrows to indicate this is the operational end rather than the place for guests to hang-out. The secondary, slot-shaped sink at this end can be used as a wine cooler or for herbs. Facing page: There’s cafe-style seating beside the dedicated coffee zone, which is adjacent to a small snug accessed via a cavity slider door. search | save | share at steel top that flows from the cooking zone into the scullery. Craig also introduced curves into the kitchen’s fifth zone – the coffee nook. This consists of dedicated cabinetry for the coffee machine and for storage, as well as cafe-style seating taking in lake views. “It’s almost like having a second island,” she says. see more images online: search 49918 at Architect: Eliska Lewis Architects Kitchen designer: Melanie Craig Design Builder: Roger Gilchrist Building Service Kitchen joinery: Firman joinery; EMJR Timber finishes: American Oak Benchtops: Corian Rain Cloud; stainless steel Kitchen sink: Corian Duo Sink Splashback: Escape Glass Oven, cooktop, ventilation, dishwasher and refrigeration: Fisher & Paykel Flooring: Polished concrete Story by Paul Taylor Photography by Jamie Cobel