Period pizzazz: 1920s bungalow kitchen


This kitchen proves that if you have space, hiding appliances in a separate area can add a touch of luxury to your room

“Blending a state-of-the-art new kitchen with a period home can be a challenge. The design needs to be sympathetic to the rest of the property, yet able to fulfil the needs of modern life.

This sprawling 1920s bungalow in Moonee Ponds had previously been extended towards the rear to create a kitchen with a living and dining area. While spacious, the floorplan failed to take full advantage of the area and the kitchen was limited when it came to bench space and storage.

High on the client’s brief was a fully plumbed butler’s pantry with a connection to the laundry, but it had to be separate from the main kitchen. Design-wise it was integral to creating a flow with the rest of the house.

We decided to take one side of the area and create a spectacular galley kitchen running alongside period windows, with a huge island to accommodate seating on the other side. This has allowed us to create a pantry with access from both the hall and kitchen, with space for appliances including the dishwasher, oven and fridge, as well as ample storage.

High-quality fittings, including a pull-out bin and cabinet lighting, complete the space, which demonstrates a seamless transition between old and new.”

Designer: Bruce Goode for The Kitchen Place


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Originally from Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly magazine, Volume 22 Issue 1

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