KBDI Australian Kitchen Designer of the Year 2018 - Minosa

When you are faced with a home that it is out of the ordinary it calls for something out of the ordinary! Design should be a response to people and place and this kitchen design does exactly that! The architecture of this home was very angular and the clients desire for a statement piece was clear form the outset. 




















Project Description
This spacious architecturally designed home is set in the bayside suburb of Cabarita.  
A new family home for Andrew and Melissa to raise their delightful three young children.
Andrew, a business owner in hi rise construction was owner builder.  With his contacts in industry he was able to build the structure quickly, and then at the commencement of interior works - they halted.  They did not know what to do, and faced with the fear of ‘stuffing it up’ they sought the assistance of the designer to get a plan.
They had created piece of architecture with a real point of difference…LOTS of angles, and not many of them square.  The designer had a challenge on their hands.

Structural Challenges
Various angles – everywhere!
Construction advanced
Concrete slab poured.

Client Requirements
Statement Piece to match the architecture.  It needed to look like furniture;
A large Scullery;
Good quality everything;
Eat in kitchen for two without stools everywhere;
Clear visibility out to pool and to front door;
Lots of storage;
Durability of finishes and
Hidden appliances

Design Statement
Architecturally the home had a real point of difference, the structure was triangular with not to many square walls, particularly on the ground floor.   
Upon accepting the challenge the designer set about making sense of the allocated space.  The ‘drying area’ on plan was converted to the scullery.   A perfect spot to house the clients wall cooking appliances and hide small appliances as well.  It was also situated behind the kitchen area, so was a logical conversion too.

The main kitchen was designed in front of the scullery.  Luckily a straight wall was occupying the area for the designer to run the full length with joinery storage and cooktop.
Adjacent the island unit design followed.  This gave the clients a clear visual to both the front and the rear of the home, a requirement requested at the briefing stage.
At the island, the designer carried the theme of architectural angles into the overall island design. Compound mitres and angles were clad with gorgeous Petra Grey stone, the result is extraordinary!  A real show stopper in which the clients fell in love with at first sight.

The house was bright with large open voids and skylights filling the interior with plenty of natural sunlight.  The dark stone panels, Black Dekton Sirrus benchtops and rich veneer was chosen for vertical doors to ground the kitchen and make it a real focal point in the home. This palette was then carried though-out the home by the designer.

The ovens were situated at the end of the scullery, making them easily accessible to both scullery and main kitchen area. The aim of making this space not look so much like a kitchen the range-hood was elevated to a ceiling cassette so the feature marble could do its thing.  There is plenty of storage for Melissa to utilize and the kitchen will cater to the ever-growing needs of their young family for many years to come.

KBDi Australian Kitchen Design of the year 2018 
KBDi Australian Certified Designer of the Year 2018
KBDi NSW Kitchen Design of the Year 2018
KBDi NSW Large Kitchen Design of the Year 2018

When you are faced with a home that it is out of the ordinary it calls for something out of the ordinary! Design should be a response to people and place and this kitchen design does exactly that! The architecture of this home was very angular and the clients desire for a statement piece was clear form the outset. 


 

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