Trends New Zealand Volume 34 No 4 - Page 64

Architect: Mark de Rozario, Craig Steere Architects Cabinetry: Navurban Windsor veneer board; custom cabinetry detail by cabinetmaker Eurotrend Cabinetry hardware: Blum, Hafele, Hettich Benchtops/splashbacks: Corian Kitchen sink: Franke Taps: Abey Armando Oven: Asko Cooktop: Miele Ventilation: Qasair Refrigeration: Liebherr Dishwasher: Asko Floor: Steel ball blasted Spanish limestone supplied by Milano Stone Lighting: Alti Lighting Story by Charles Moxham Photography by Red Images Fine Photography Above: Limestone tiles provide an elegant floor surface to complement the Corian surfaces and Navurban veneer. The barbecue area mirrors the indoor perimeter cabinetry – a cavity slider that doubles as a splashback can be drawn aside to create a servery window between the indoor and outdoor kitchens. search | save | share at And the kitchen has a strong connection to the outdoor barbecue area, too. A cavity slider splashback window draws back out of sight to create a servery out to the al fresco cooking area. “The owners also wanted the kitchen to have extended sightlines to the outdoors so only the wall cabinetry in this ground floor area is above waste height.” Due to the broad use of the veneer and Corian the kitchen has a warm, natural appeal. However, it also creates a minimalist aesthetic through touches like the recessed handles on the cabinets and the wrap-around countertops, which simplify the cabinet forms even further. “The benchtops aren’t strictly waterfall,” says de Rozario. “At a closer look, the chunky sides are matched with a slim benchtop that is separated from them visually by a 4mm join.” And the kitchen is as hard-working as it is well connected. Despite presenting a simple face to the dining area it includes a generous scullery at the rear, a cellar, a coffee station, large prep areas and the usual complement of appliances. see more online: search 258330371 at