“This ex-RSL Art Union Prize home had a beachy contemporary feel, but was tired and outdated on the inside. In particular, the many brown finishes seemed to make the space seem smaller and there was plenty of room for improvement in functionality.
The homeowners decided to renovate the entire home and saved the kitchen till last. They opted for a Hamptons-style design to complement the home’s beach-side location, which followed the original kitchen and pantry’s footprint. The kitchen was designed to be a space in which family and friends could gather for meals and conversation. The gorgeous engineered stone island with feature legs includes a breakfast bar for casual meals. It was placed right next to the bifold doors which lead to the spectacular outdoor area, complete with ocean views — perfect for outdoor gatherings on warm nights. The glass display units in the kitchen and pantry were included for additional easy-to-access storage. Tremendous attention to detail was involved in designing this exquisite beach-side kitchen. Everything was considered in great depth, from the decorative features in the island and mantle to the stone benchtop and matching splashback and automated Uno bin. The end result is a spectacular space that is full of character, which will no doubt be loved by its occupants for years to come.”
Designer: Natasha Lancaster for Germancraft Cabinets
EXPERT TIP: An extra-large island bench will be useful for both food prep and serving if you entertain often.
We love that the kitchen was designed to allow the homeowners to enjoy spectacular ocean views while cooking and entertaining.
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