Trends New Zealand Volume 33 No 7 - Page 69

Designer : Simone van der Plas , Encompass Ideas Interior Design Cabinetry : Dezignatek doors and custom aluminium with broad reeded glass inserts Cabinetry hardware : Heritage Hardware handles , custom Katalog steel rope handles , Hafele / Blum and Hettich fittings ; custom stainless steel and aluminium library ladder system designed by Simone van der Plas ; custom stainless steel dispensers Benchtops : Bramco Premium Black granite and Bramco Calacatta marble ; stainless steel in scullery Floors : Existing Lighting : Feature light by ECC Splashback : Bevelled subway tiles from Tile Warehouse Kitchen sink : Mercer Taps : Bello Casa Oven : Miele from Kitchen Things Cooktop : Miele and Whirlpool Gas on Glass , both from Kitchen Things Ventilation : Custom hood and shelves , Miele motors Refrigeration : Miele Dishwasher : Bosch 450mm and Bosch 600mm wide Water dispenser : Zenith Hydrotap Wine fridge : Kitchen Things
Awards : Trends International Design Awards ( TIDA ) Kitchens – Highly Commended
Story by Charles Moxham Photography by Paul McCredie
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A gleaming commercial-style rangehood and steel side shelving with its own LED lighting system provide a focal point in the cooking area . Bevelled subway tiles on all the walls are also reminiscent of the 1920s restaurant feel .
“ As the owners regularly engage caterers for functions of up to 100 , people they wanted appliances and cooking clutter to be out of view . So we effectively created a second kitchen in the reworked scullery , where party prep can be carried out behind closed , reeded-glass pocket doors that match the fronts on the upper cabinets .”
The scullery has its own hob , rangehood , sink and dishwasher , with the main oven tower and Miele fridge and freezers close by . Custom dispensers for foil , wrap , and baking paper line the underside of the open shelving in this space .
A wine and drinks station is adjacent to the granite-topped dining table – or chef ’ s table – and the crockery cupboard and dishwasher are also within easy reach .
Built on a sturdy steel frame and castors , the chef ’ s table is designed to be easily moved . Tall replica antique-bronze Navy stools provide comfy seating while keeping in with the New York deli-meets-industrial theme of the room .
Above : The floors are original and the layout similar but not much else . Windows were added at the open end of the kitchen and feature ceiling beams introduced where the original architectural detailing had been stripped out in earlier , lessrespectful renovations . The servants stairs behind were exposed , allowing borrowed natural light to filter through from the stairwell .
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