The owners wanted the new kitchen to be opened up to the rest of the house, maximise space and, most importantly, to include an island bench to make the most of the harbour views
Removing part of the top bulkhead and balustrade, which restricted entry, gave us room to move and utilise the space for maximum effect and functionality. The completed design presents a perfect balance between the contemporary, with its streamlined, linear layout, and the timeless, provided by the natural materials of wood and marble. Both ends of the compositional spectrum combined to create a truly unique look. The New York marble is a sensationally elemental medium that conveys solidity, earthiness and, at the same time, total luxury. Given this, it was a no-brainer that it would be used as the focal island bench-cum-breakfast bar.
Designer: Barry Balmer for Designline Kitchens & Bathrooms
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Originally in Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly Issue 24, Volume 2