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Corian, inset with a gold resin pattern that Drake designed to represent raindrops falling and expanding out on the river. The counter angles away from the kitchen, drawing visitors into the space. It sits on top of a large box structure, running parallel to the work wall, with storage on the kitchen side, and decorated with sten- cilled gold leaf on the living room side. “It’s a very individualistic design, with a dramatic and sculptural quality,” says Drake. “Everyone who comes in for the first time gasps when they see it.” Interior and kitchen designer: Jamie Drake, Drake Anderson Builder: Uberto Flooring: Ebonised Teak Wallcoverings: Teodorico plaster by The Alpha Workshops Cabinetry: Custom design; lacquered maple, ebonised oak, patinated steel, gold leaf Custom cabinetry handles: H Theophile Countertops: Cooking zone – Silestone Negro Tebas; island – Corian with gold resin insets by Orion RED Splashback: Grey Mirror Kitchen sink: Franke Oven and cooktop: Wolf Ventilation: Faber Microwave: GE Profile Refrigeration: Sub-Zero Dishwasher: Miele Lighting: Pendants from Boyd Lighting Bar stools: Bright Group Story by Paul Taylor Photography by Marco Ricco save and share online: search 262475476 at search | save | share at