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living and entertaining – there’s an easy flow between all areas, and the outdoors.” To further maintain the sense of connection between inside and out, the kitchen echoes the pared-back aesthetic of the architecture. “We have used the same clean-lined architectural language,” says Condon. “The floor is polished concrete with an exposed aggregate sourced locally, and Southland beech timber appears on the overhead cabinets and peninsula. And a timber acoustic ceiling helps to counter any noise generated by the hard surfaces.” The timber is teamed with composite stone benchtops and white lacquered cabinets that bounce the light. A mirrored splashback reflects the spectacular view, and enables the owners to keep an eye on children playing in the family room. Condon says every item has its own space in the kitchen – there is even a concealed cabinet on the left side of the peninsula with storage for board games. Vertical pantries and large drawers help to maximise the storage. Above left: Southland beech timber, composite stone benchtops and a polished aggregate floor enhance the natural look of this kitchen in a new holiday home designed by architect Barry Condon. The sink is positioned in front of a tall window to maximise spectacular views of Lake Hawea and the Southern Alps. Above: The views are reflected in the mirrored splashback. To maintain the pared-back, linear aesthetic of the architecture, the streamlined cabinets have recessed pulls. A sleek induction cooktop and concealed power pack ventilation unit also help to keep the look uncluttered. search | save | share at