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BATHROOM HOME KITCHEN
No matter what the size of your new bathroom a small powder room or an expansive master suite you'll want it to
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bathrooms
Bathing beauties
Contemporary functionality was not at the expense of strong
aesthetic impact in this collection of designer bathrooms
In the right vein
Luxurious materials and bathrooms are not
always a good match in terms of practicality
take marble and copper, for example. In a wet
environment, both are susceptible to staining
and water damage. Its interesting, therefore,
that the designer of these three bathrooms, in
a renovated and modernised villa, decided to
The bathrooms in this house make a collective make these two delicate materials the heroes.
Designer and developer Cameron Ireland
design statement using just two elements has always pushed the boundaries when it
comes to the homes he designs.
In a competitive market, the new and
the different will always stand out, and Im

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always looking to use products and materials in Genuine marble was not an option because Previous pages: One of three
creative ways, Ireland says. of its porosity, but Ireland wanted as realistic an bathrooms in a house by designer
In the case of this five-bedroom home, he effect as possible. He also wanted to get away Cameron Ireland that share a
opted for three bathrooms a large family bath- from the tiled effect. distinctive emphasis on marble and
copper.
room, complete with bathtub, plus two smaller I discovered this fantastic thin porcelain
bathrooms, one of which is an ensuite and slab, imported from Italy that comes in large
Above: The upmarket aesthetic
themed them all around marble and copper. 1.6m by 3.2m sheets. It was the perfect solu- is achieved with a low-upkeep
I think its important to visually connect tion giving me the look of marble, without the porcelain in a marble finish. Each of
bathrooms in the same house, he says. Here, I downsides. the large-format porcelain sheets
chose a very limited material palette marble Reproducing the natural, random veining measures an expansive 1.6m x 3.2m.
for its luxury, and the copper to link through to that makes marble such an interesting material
the retro-style Tom Dixon pendants wed speci- to look at has always been difficult. The patterns
fied in the kitchen and dining room. on these panels are about as authentic as you

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Above: The copper-clad, wall-hung can expect to achieve from a man-made product. cabinet carcasses and drawer fronts, he says.
vanities were custom designed, with They come in three different designs that can be To prevent the copper from oxidising and
the metal sheeting moulded around book-matched or used randomly. staining, we then coated it in several layers of
the carcasses. The copper was given
With these bathrooms, we had to plan protective lacquer.
several layers of lacquer sufficient
which sheet went where in advance, so that Because Ireland had never worked with this
to protect it from oxidising and
there were no double-ups, to make the pattern finish before, it took several attempts to get the
staining due to moisture but not so
many that would downplay the rich
look as natural as possible, says the designer. right balance between retaining the natural look
allure of the copper. The copper, wall-hung vanities provided the of the copper and providing a sufficient barrier
second distinctive element in the rooms. Ireland between it and potentially damaging moisture.
knew what he wanted to achieve for the look, The minimalist fixtures chosen for the three
but there was nothing suitable on the market. rooms avoid distracting from the hero elements.
They had to be from scratch. We took thin Even the mirrors and glass showers are frame-
sheets of copper and moulded them around the less, helping them recede visually, Ireland says.

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Designer/builder: Cameron Ireland,
CI Builders
Blinds: Aspect Blinds
Vanity cabinetry: Copper, Mea
Stainless and New Image Kitchens
Shower fittings: Grohe from
Pattersons
Shower stalls: Atlas Glass
Bath and basins: Spazio Casa
Taps: Villeroy & Boch
Hot water systems: Immergas
Walls and flooring: Classici Statuario
from European Ceramics & Stone
Toilet: Villery & Boch from Pattersons
Lighting: ECC
Ventilation: Melrose

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Left: In all three bathrooms, the


designer carefully arranged the
marble-look sheets avoiding any
repetition of pattern of vein that
would detract from the sense of
the wall and floor surfaces being in
genuine marble.

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Sunlight on wood
Repositioned and expanded, this contemporary bathroom offers a warm,
natural feel balanced with crisp white tiles and bathroomware

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Its a common enough design scenario, into a modern luxury bathroom suite with Above left: Sunlight, filtered through timber
the need to connect a traditional interior a freestanding bath, a separate shower privacy shutters, lights up the timber tile feature
with a contemporary addition. Of course, and a generous-sized vanity. wall and adds to the charm of this bathroom.
famously, the answers often in the details. To achieve this, Klimova removed The contemporary master suite design is by
Designer Anna Klimova from Studio existing walls to make a roomy study and designer Anna Klimova at Studio Urbo. A large
vanity wall mirror all but doubles the impression
Urbo created this bathroom as part of the connected master bathroom.
of the size of the bathroom.
alteration of and addition to an existing To marry the historic and brand new,
Victorian terrace house with rich detailing. we added mouldings to a door between Top and above: In a design this well connected,
The original bathroom was added in the reworked rooms and high skirtings in its not surprising that the freestanding tub is
the mid 1930s and then renovated in the the study, echoing those seen elsewhere. almost an identical shape to the vanity-top basin.
1980s, says Klimova. Its initial location The original external windows were Recessed upper handles on the vanity also double
was a small, narrow space near a study. retained by the designer as another link as a rebate detail under the benchtop.
Our brief was to transform the study between the ornate and the introduced.

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Above: Grain of truth both the vanitys front and We also added a high level of custom For a welcoming look, I introduced
the timber tile wall feature distinct, strong veining, modern woodworking detail in the bath- timber-look tiles on the feature wall and
creating a sense of detail and texture in the overall room such as pelmets and refined draw matching veneer joinery, says Klimova.
minimalist design. A rustic stool complements
interiors. As another example, the vanitys Together, they create a warm, inviting
the sleek, minimalist lines of the hand-made
recessed drawer pulls create a negative feel and are off-set by the white tub and
cabinetry, while the white porcelain tile floors,
detail under the benchtop. basin which have similar forms.
deep engineered stone countertop and sculptural
bathroomware bring a crisp, two-tone contrast
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Designer: Anna Klimova, Studio Urbo Left: The new study is connected to the
Vanity cabinetry: Giuseppe Blanda, repositioned and reinvented bathroom. Skirtings
Rage Design Cabinet Making and door mouldings in this room follow on from
Benchtop: Stone Italiana those found elsewhere in the home. Klimova
Bath: Moda Ellipsis freestanding bath designed the room with expanses of free wall
from ACS Bathrooms space to hang paintings on. The outside window,
Basin: Moda Clarette from ACS Bathrooms while painted afresh, is original.
Taps: Motivo Cubist basin mixer and shower mixer
Story by Charles Moxham
Toilet: Vola toilet suite from ACS Bathrooms
Photography by Paul Worsely
Flooring: Ferroker Rovere tiles from Earp Bros
Walls: Russine Rovere tiles from Earp Bros

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Twice the view
This high-end master ensuite looks through
other rooms to capture its sea views

Theres a limit even in a house perched many areas, particularly the kitchen, and rooms external windows to the views, and
right next to the ocean, not every room can this detailed artisanal look extends into the through another window and large wall
enjoy front row access to the sea views. But main ensuite with cabinet fronts each com- opening to the bedroom and its views. A
as this project shows, theres another way. prised of nine pieces of wood. pocket slider can close off the ensuite from
Classic and elegant, this master suite Positioned at the corner of the house the bedroom while wooden shutters on
forms part of a beachside, Cape Cod-style for maximum exposure to the scenery, the both internal windows can be closed for
home by house designer Mark Wilson. master bedroom has panoramic windows further privacy but most of the time the
Just as the exterior is true to the iconic on two fronts, while the adjacent day room ocean is on show.
American seaside aesthetic with its eye- also enjoys a wall of windows. However, exquisite woodworking and
brow and round windows, dormers, and Rather than have an inward-looking, access to multiple sea views arent the only
detailed frieze board mouldings so too windowless ensuite, Wilson designed the features of this luxurious ensuite.
is the interior accurate to the style, says suite so the bathrooms occupants can look The floor, walls and shower stall are
Wilson. Hand-worked cabinets feature in out through internal windows to the day finished in intricately veined marble tiles,

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chosen in a colourway to complement the Facing page: Traditional mouldings frame a wall
restrained tones of the off-white cabinetry. opening and internal windows in this suite which
A large, freestanding spa bath takes allows the internal master suite to still enjoy
centre stage in the space. This is filled via external views. The seaside house and main suite
were designed and built by house designer Mark
a ceiling-mounted tub pourer a novel yet
Wilson of Masonry Design Solutions.
space-saving touch within the design.
Despite its internal positioning the Above: The intricately worked cabinetry in the
bathroom achieves a surprising lightness. master bathroom is in keeping with the classic
Besides gaining natural light from the detailing seen in traditional Cape Cod homes.
outer windows, the ensuite has a skylight
and the upper walls are painted a powder Left: Prime position the generous-sized master
blue tone. The vanity mirror also plays its bedroom has panoramic windows on two walls.
part by bouncing light around the room.

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Bathroom designer: Mark Wilson,
Masonry Design Solutions
Builder: Richard Davidson Builders
Vanity: Custom by Fyfe Kitchens
Countertop: 30mm Carrara marble
from Stone Warehouse
Basins: Kohler Ladena basin
Taps: Perrin & Rowe
Bathtub: Whirlpool
Bath filler: Kohler Laminar Flow
Wall and floor tiles: European Ceramics
Lighting: Recessed ceiling Idun LEDs from ESC
Heating: Inslab concrete heating
Window and door hardware: Windsor Brass

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Left: Open sesame a push of a pocket door opens


the master bedroom up to the ensuite. Given the
master suites upstairs location, privacy from the
street wasnt an issue. The operable shutters,
much like the shiplap wall finish in the bedroom,
is in keeping with both the Cape Cod style and the
seaside setting. The freestanding bathtub is filled
by a ceiling pourer, avoiding the need for tricky
plumbing into the middle of the room for the taps.
All about the view
The transformation of this hillside property ensures key areas in the
home now enjoy spectacular outlooks including the master suite

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When your home is on an elevated site driveway side of the property, he says. Above: Architect Trevor Abramson took a relatively
with a spectacular outlook, you want to His redesign for the new empty-nester small 1960s ranch-style house on this elevated site
take advantage of those views from as owners turned that design on its head, to and transformed it into a spacious open-plan home
many areas of the house as possible. give prime views to the main living areas for an empty-nester couple. The original home
But that isnt always the approach and to the master bedroom and bathroom. was positioned on the right hand side and was
stripped down to the studs and rebuilt to form the
house designers have taken in the past. We stripped the original structure
bedroom wing of the new home. The master bath
The property shown here is on a flat down to the studs and totally rebuilt it to and bed are positioned to look across the pool and
pad sitting high on a hill overlooking Santa form a new bedroom wing for the house, outdoor living terrace to the view out to Santa
Monica Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Archi- separated from the more public living Monica Bay.
tect Trevor Abramson says the existing wing by a hallway. The master suite is
1960s house was a rabbit warren of rooms. positioned at the front of this bedroom
The kitchen had been given the best wing, to connect to the outdoor living ter-
position, while the living space was on the race and pool, and to take in the views.

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Previous pages: Placing the shower next to the Two large sliding glass panels pocket from the suite and, although there are two
window means the spectacular views can be back into the wall, providing seamless guest rooms, most of the time there are
enjoyed every day. But there are no issues with access to the terrace from the bedroom. only the two owners at home, he says.
privacy no other homes are visible from this In the bathroom, the shower took But if there should happen to be a
position and, if theres someone in the pool or on
precedence, because that would be used pool boy or a guest on the terrace at the
the terrace, the window can be made translucent
every day. The tub is in the secondary same time that someone wants to shower,
at the flick of a switch.
position, but still takes in the main view theres an instant, hi-tech solution. At
Above: The vanity is tucked to the side of the
and also sits next to a side window with the flick of a switch, the shower window
space, with the dressing closet in the background. greenery outside. becomes translucent.
The grey wood of the cabinetry is also featured These expanses of glass could poten- As with the rest of the home, the decor
elsewhere in the home. tially compromise privacy, but Abramson in the master bedroom and bathroom has
says thats not an issue here. been kept tranquil and fresh so as not to
There are no other houses visible detract from the view.

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Architect: Trevor Abramson, FAIA, Abramson Teiger Above and left: Two sliding glass panels pocket
Architects back into the wall to allow seamlessly access from
Windows and sliders: Fleetwood the bedroom to the outdoor areas. As throughout
Flooring: Bedroom Engineered Wood Planks by the rest of the home, the bedroom and bathrooms
Porcelanosa; Bathroom Porcelain Tile by Classic Tile colour palette has been kept tranquil and fresh so
Wall tiles: Thassos Stone by Soli as not to detract from the view.
Shower walls: Caesarstone Pure White
Story by Paul Taylor
Shower fittings: Graff Fontaine in Steelnox finish
Photography by Jim Bartsch
Shower drain: Proline
Tub: Chelsea Small Silk Tub from Hastings Tile & Bath
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Vanity countertop: Caesarstone Pure White
Vanity sink: Kohler Undercounter Basin in White
Vanity faucets: Graff Lunar Collection Vessel Faucet

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Personal space
A powder room brings opportunity to create a wow
factor all of its own as these spaces illustrate
Previous page and above: This powder room by A great ambience can be achieved just Gessi a mini sculptural event in its own
designer Natalie Du Bois features a contemporary as effectively in a quietly considered space, right. The taps sleek make-up of squares
pedestal basin with a pleasing combination of as one thrown brashly into the limelight, and curves echoes the form of the basin.
curves and straight lines. A wall-height smoked as these powder rooms demonstrate. The owner wanted a subdued rather
glass mirror behind the basin contributes to the
The initial thing to greet the eye in this than a bright feel for this room, says Du
relatively subdued aesthetic requested by the
first powder room, created by designer Bois. To help achieve this, I introduced a
owner. Natural oak floors, skirtings, and oak
shelving bring balance to the corrugated-look
Natalie Du Bois, is the Italian freestanding floor-to-ceiling smoked mirror behind the
wallpaper. The designer wallcovering has metallic
Mimi basin by Gessi. Looking more like basin. This has the function of a normal
highlights picked up by the rooms lighting. a fluid sculpture than a utility, its curved mirror and adds to the sense of space, but
sides rise to a moulded square basin with without bouncing too much light around.
softened edges and a sculpted interior. Another feature of the powder room is
The pedestal basin is matched with a the corrugated iron-look wallpaper which
wall-mounted Mimi basin mixer also by has an almost tactile, 3D quality.

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Du Bois says that despite it depicting Designer: Natalie Du Bois, Du Bois Design Above: Even the interior of the Gessi basin has a
a cool metal, the wallcovering achieves a Sink: Mimi by Gessi scupltural look. A Mimi mixer by Gessi is set in the
surprising sense of warmth. The wallpaper Taps: Mimi wall-mounted basin mixer by Gessi powder rooms smoked mirror wall surface. The
also has reflective highlights, picked up by Flooring and skirtings: Light oak timber curves and lines of the faucet pick up on the form
Wallcoverings: O&L Teatro corrugated metal effects of the freestanding basin.
the rooms understated lighting.
wallpaper
The metallic look of the wallpaper is
Mirror: Smoked glass
balanced by warm solid oak floors, wain- Toilet: Catalano Zero 62, with slim, soft-close seat
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simple palette, its aesthetic is enhanced and soap holder all by Gessi; oak shelving
through subtle details for example, the
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Designer: Jason Saunders, Arc Seven.1
Sink/countertop: Palomba 16000
Countertop Washbasin by Laufen
Taps: Love Me LM200 chrome basin
mixer by Paco Jaanson
Flooring: Recycled jarrah boards with
black stain
Wallcoverings: Wunderlich No 2010
Lattice pressed tin panel
Mirror: Custom by DesignerLighting
Lighting: LED strip lights, original Art
Deco pendants
Ventilation: H&B square flush mounted
fan cover
Accessories: Avenir Artizen
Accessories
Cabinetry: Naviam sandblasted
Smoked Ash floating low cabinet and
wall panelling

Story by Charles Moxham


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This page: Segmented with Art Deco- Its rare for a designer to switch out a large While the large mirror doubles the feeling
like sections to downplay its scale, a window for a smaller one thats unless light and of space in the now modest-sized room, so too
wall-height mirror effectively doubles a sense of space are added in other ways. This is does the floating under-bench cabinet. On the
the size of this powder room by just one of the surprises in this powder room by opposite wall, seen in reflection, is a tall storage
designer Jason Saunders. The long,
owner/designer Jason Saunders of Arc Seven 1. cabinet both units are in a moody smoked ash.
shallow Palomba countertop basin is
This powder room occupies two-thirds of a Wood is also seen in the stained recycled
matched with a gentle-flow Love Me
tap that avoids splashes. A concealed
redundant bathroom space in our renovated Art jarrah floorboards, chosen to match the homes
LED strip lights washes light down
Deco-accented home, says Saunders. One fea- existing floors and to help ground the space.
the feature tin wall, accentuating ture is the sleek Palomba countertop basin. As Saunders says the pressed tin wall surface is
its raised pattern. Art Deco pendant the elongated element didnt suit the casement the stand-out feature of the powder room.
lights are in keeping with the homes windows behind, we replaced these with a This has had seven coats of paint applied
period character. mirror wall and added a slender vertical window and is finished in Porters Specialty Liquid Tin
to one side that echoes the shape of the basin. a product that gives the metal an aged look.

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Designer: Laila Colvin and Rafaela
Simoes, 2id Interiors
Builder: Remodel Interiors
Cabinetry: Anamar
Vanity: Custom quartz, pedestal
Basin: Vessel sink in frosted white
glass by Toto
Faucets and shower fittings:
Graff in chrome
Flooring: Italgres tiles
Wall coverings: Elitis wallcoverings,
Movida range faux purple cowhide
Lighting: Eurofase

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This sleek powder room uses colour, texture wallcovering is balanced out with other features This page: Two white walls, a white
and strong, sculptural form to engage the eye. such as the large back-lit mirror. The mirror marble floor and white pedestal
Designer Laila Colvin of 2id Interiors says not only doubles the size of the space visually, vanity stand with a white frosted
the apartment containing this powder room it also bounces light around the internally posi- glass vessel on top and now, for
is contemporary and elegant, with Calacatta tioned powder room contrast, two purple faux cowhide
wallpaper accent walls. This modern
marble on the floors, walnut panels on the walls In addition, we came up with the concept
powder room by designers Laila
and an eggplant purple colour used as an accent. of a strong, simple marble pedestal for the sink. Colvin and Rafaela Simoes has
In keeping with this look, we wanted to When we introduced the frosted glass sink, several prominent features, from
introduce a minimalist vanity into the powder it looked like a sculpture sitting on a display the vivid accent walls to the floating
room but to also go bold on the walls. To achieve pedestal. We felt in love with that arty look and back-lit mirror and sculpture-like
this, we sourced a purple faux cowhide wallpa- incorporated it into the design, says Colvin. freestanding frosted glass basin on
per for two accent walls and the clients loved it! We paired the pedestal sink with a wall- its marble plinth.
However, the vibrant, luxuriously textured mounted tap another interesting detail.

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Hierarchy of space
Working with the challenge of an awkwardly shaped site, architect Robin Tan
has created a home that deftly defines its private and public areas
Previous pages: Creating two separate wings The starting point to solving a design owners biggest concern was how a new
provided the solution for the design of this tropical challenge can sometimes be a very simple house could be designed to fit on the site.
house on an awkward L-shaped site by architect idea that then grows and evolves to The existing home had been set on the
Robin Tan of Wallflower Architecture + Design. All produce an end result that exceeds the flat platform at the back, with the garage
bedrooms are on the upper floors of both wings,
expectations of both architect and owners. and servants quarters on the street front.
which are joined by a covered linkway at this level.
For architect Robin Tan at Wallflower As a result, the access looked like a service
The more public spaces are on the lower levels.
Architecture + Design, that simple idea entry for the neighbouring property.
These pages: Guests drive into a granite cave-like
was to split the house he was designing But giving the new house street pres-
garage, complete with a central circular skylight for an awkwardly shaped site into two ence was only one of the challenges Tan
revealing the pool in the roof garden above. This separate blocks. faced. The owners wanted extensive
lower level also extends back into the basement The site was an L-shape, with a very recreational facilities, while local plan-
facilities which include the entertainment room, narrow frontage and it also sloped up to ning guidelines meant homes in the area
steam room and a large multipurpose room. a flat section at the back, says Tan. The couldnt exceed two storeys plus attic.

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Previous pages: From the garage, formal guests To achieve the required floor area on the ground floor level, with bedrooms
are welcomed into a timber-lined lobby containing within these limits, I put a basement from and bathrooms above.
a dramatic steel and glass staircase. The lobby the street to the back of the site. This also Tan says the result is a hierarchy of
walls are not just decorative they house gave a much larger flat area on which I could space similar to that found in a Chinese
concealed storage. Family members and friends
place two separate two-storey blocks. courtyard house.
would bypass this staircase, going further into the
The smaller of the two blocks sits Visitors to the house drive into a sculp-
basement level to a secondary staircase that leads
to the innermost wing of the house.
above the garage and entry lobby, and tural garage space. Framed in granite at
contains a formal lounge on one level with the front, it is lined in timber and has a cir-
Above: The helical staircase leads to this formal the master suite above. cular skylight through which the pool on
lounge, while the more informal living areas can be Perpendicular to this, the larger of the the roof above can be viewed.
seen in the wing beyond the pool. This hierarchy two blocks sits on the base of the L along- From the garage, they are welcomed
of space is similar to the way that traditional side the pool. This contains informal living into a timber-lined lobby with a grand
Chinese courtyard homes are organised. spaces kitchen, dining, and living areas spiral staircase.

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Guests can be taken up this stair- Top: The property is heavily planted around the
case to the formal living room. But if they perimeter to screen out neighbours and so give a
are close friends, they go deeper into the high degree of privacy to the living spaces.
house to the secondary staircase leading
Above: Like many Singaporean landed homes, this
to the block with the open family areas.
one has two kitchens. The dry kitchen is part of
He says that another benefit of this
the open living areas, and is a place for family and
composition of basement and two blocks friends to congregate for drinks or light snacks.
is the resulting home is not an enormous
mass pushed to the boundaries, which is Left: Tucked behind the dry kitchen is the wet
often the case on tight urban sites. kitchen with its full suite of appliances and clean-
Instead, the property retains the sub- up facilities.
urbs original garden atmosphere.
The house is in close proximity to

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Above: All three roofs of the home have gardens its neighbours, so weve planted heavily Architect: Robin Tan Chai Chong, Wallflower
this one is above the master suite. Architect Robin around the perimeter to screen them from Architecture + Design
Tan says he aimed to replace all the area taken for view from inside the house. Builder: Progressive Builders
the footprint of the house with new soft and hard
When the owners arrive home, its Cladding: Travertine; Balu timber screens
landscapes on every horizontal surface. Flooring: Burmese teak; marble
like they enter their own secret garden.
Paints: ICI Dulux
This adds to the green strategy of the
Facing page top: The roof terrace above the main General lighting: Luxlight
wing includes covered and open areas.
design which also includes roof gardens, Speciality lighting fixtures: Dream Interiors
passive cooling features, timber sunscreens Control systems: Jung Asia
Facing page lower: Seen from the master suite, this and cross ventilation on every floor. Kitchen design: Tan Mei Ferng, BI&L Collections
roof garden includes a glass-bottomed pool. Main kitchen: Cabinets BI&L Ette range; benchtops
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AUSTRALIAN ARCHITECT-DESIGNED NEW HOME


NEW ZEALAND DESIGNER NEW HOME

The Trends International Design Awards TIDAs have been AUSTRALIAN ARCHITECT-DESIGNED NEW HOME

established to recognise the best kitchens, bathrooms and ROSSETTI ARCHITECTS

homes across a number of the countries where Trends has a


NEW ZEALAND DESIGNER NEW HOME
presence.
ONEIL ARCHITECTURE
The TIDAs start within a country, with awards programmes
organised by Trends or by professional organisations.
Were pleased to announce two of our winners here.

Rossetti Architects is the winner of the category,


TIDA Australian Architect-designed New Home.

ONeil Architecture is the winner of the category,


TIDA New Zealand Designer New Home.

Both these homes have distinctive design features that make


immediate visual impact. But good design isnt just about
good looks both homes also pay particular attention to
incorporating energy efficient and environmentally sustainable
features.

These homes now progress to join other category winners in


the international awards section, with the supreme winners to
be announced in March 2017.

Trends and TIDA congratulate Rossetti Architects and


ONeil Architecture for their winning designs and look forward
to seeing how they progress in the next stage of the TIDA
programme.
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WINNER: ARCHITECT-DESIGNED NEW HOME
Craig Rossetti Architects, Melbourne
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Force of nature
Entered by a discreet front door, this home opens up to an interior
that embraces the sights, sounds, and movement of the natural world

You could be forgiven for walking right past compressed hall before stepping out into the Previous pages: The sights and
the entry to this home. Accessed via a bluestone soaring double-height living and dining space, sounds of nature are integral to
lane the houses front door, garage door and the says Rossetti. the design of this home, by owner/
whole stern facade pick up on the aesthetic of To create setbacks from side boundaries to architect Craig Rossetti. A giant,
the timber fencing of its laneway neighbours. reduce the visual bulk of the residence to neigh- individualistically framed window
wall echoes the forms of nature,
Designed by architect Craig Rossetti, the bouring properties, the architect positioned the
while a staggered roof form acts like
residence is his own family home. The laneway kitchen and services areas along one boundary a giant trickling water sculpture in
approach is because this house is built on the as these rooms didnt require much height. the rain or filters the sunlight.
subdivided rear of a section thats home to a Similarly, the adult wing comprising a
genteel Victorian residence, thereby saving the bathroom, study, cellar, guest bedroom and the This page: The homes hidden
1900s building from demolition. master suite at the end tapers down towards entry echoes the fencing along
Entering the house from the understated the other side boundary. These are also a low-set the cobblestone laneway, literally
front door, guests pass through a deliberately run of rooms. disappearing into the woodwork.

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Above: The homes bedrooms and However, the dramatic homes central space,
service rooms are positioned on the makes a much grander impression.
perimeter, responding to boundary The leading feature of this living space and
setbacks, while the central great
really the defining feature of the home is the
room extends five metres up to
giant steel and glass curtain wall at one end of
the roof. The white panel to the
the room that soars five metres to the stepped
right brings privacy to the upstairs
teenagers domain and acts as a
roofline. This is created in an arresting fenes-
screen that shadows play across. tration pattern that can loosely be described as
crazy paving. The patterning has an abstract,
Right: The deliberately compressed sculptural quality but also echoes the tree
hallway makes the arrival into the branches and other variegated lines of nature
great room even more dramatic. seen across the pool in the rear yard.
And the view out is only half of the story.

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Playing across a white privacy screen on the Left: While the window fenestrations
upper section of an adjacent wall, the shadows seem random, in fact they are a
of the window structure and the landscape cast cleverly designed feat of engineering.
patterns as the sun shifts throughout the day. Stress points are transferred one join
down to the next, with the hollow
The idea for this window design came from
section steel tube helping support
looking at the pleasing effects seen in crackled
the weight of the roof. Sunlight
glazing on pottery essentially, the fractals of reflects off the swimming pool into
nature formed under the heat of the kiln. the interior, and the pool itself laps
However, the window walls rakish, crazy against the glass in wintery weather
angles are about more than a great aesthetic. yet another way nature creeps into
Given the size of the curtain wall, the the design.
double laminated glass had to be in sections
and structurally supported. While the hollow

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Top: The entertainers kitchen is open steel frame patterning looks random it is in fact And given Australias dry, hot environment,
to the central living space, with a designed to transfer pressure downwards to water as a resource and as visual relief were cen-
mirror front on the island adding to each junction providing structural strength and tral to the Rossettis vision for the architecture.
the sense of connection and space.
support for the roof. The floating roof panels have no gutters
Travertine floors run right through
If the individualistic glass curtain wall is an and the vertical glazing connecting them reveals
the ground floor of the home.
arresting sight, so too is the unexpected stepped the rain cascading or trickling down. The rain is
Above: Teenage dream separate
roof which also connects with nature. collected instead in square side gutters that feed
but with views down into the central The unorthodox use of refrigeration panels the 30,000L underground greywater tank the
living space, this second lounge also to create a cantilevering roofline provides pro- old propertys repurposed swimming pool.
has views through the distinctive tection from the hot Australian summer sun. In addition, the pool water laps right against
glazing to the neighbouring treetops. Yet in winter, the room is awash with light and the curtain wall, and water shadows race across
warmth, providing passive heating to the house, the interior from both the clerestory windows
controlled by a series of internal windows. and curtain wall. The effect is most dramatic in

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heavy rain, when the water really jumps to life. Above: Look twice most of this
The second level of the home overlooks the image is in reflection. Cladding the
living room but is screened for privacy by the master ensuite in mirror adds to the
white wall section. This is the domain of the feeling of space in the room, sited at
one corner of the home. Combining a
architects teenage twins, having two bedrooms,
mirror wall with a cantilevered vanity
a bathroom and living space. From up here, the
design creates the playful illusion
view takes in the gently reflective light through that the latter is floating in thin air.
clerestory glazing, while the ends of the high
space look out to adjacent backyard landscapes. Left: The master bedroom looks out
The central living area flows directly to the to the pool and backyard. The house
outdoor dining space and an entirely edible also has a guest bedroom on ground
garden, where every plant yields a fruit, herb or level as well as bedrooms upstairs
seed all part of the force-of-nature philosophy. for the architects teenage children.

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Architect, interior designer,
landscape designer, pool designer:
Craig Rossetti, Rossetti Architects
Builder: Finney Construction
Kitchen designer: Rossetti Architects
Kitchen manufacturer: Classic Joinery
Cladding: Versiclad
Roof: Lysaught Basalt Colorbond
Window joinery: GreenHaus
Main floors: Travertine tile from
PremierPavers
Kitchen Benchtops: Caesarstone
Cabinetry hardware: Blum
Splashback: Mirror
Kitchen sink: Franke
Taps: Karmando Vicario
Oven: Competence AEG (x2)
Cooktop: Barazza, Barazza Italy
Ventilation: Ilve
Refrigeration: Fisher & Paykel
Dishwasher: Bosch Activewater
Lighting: UGE Lighting
Heating: Lopi gas heater from Wignalls

Awards: Trends International Design


Awards (TIDA)
Homes Winner

Story by Charles Moxham


Photography by Peter Hyatt and
Andrew Ashton

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Left: The roof of the residence is


comprised of the unusual resource
of refrigeration panels in stepped
layout. The clerestory panes that
connect the panels admit the
shadow play of rain but also the
sounds of trickling water. The roof
panels have no gutters. Instead the
cascading rain collects in sculptural
square hollow section steel gutters
on the side of the house that feed
underground tanks. The outdoor
dining area is just a few steps away
from the kitchen.
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WINNER: DESIGNER NEW HOME


ONeil Architecture, Christchurch
Balanced composition
Private to the street while opening up completely to the back yard, this
contemporary home favours elegant planes and lines over lavish materials

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Ground floor plan

Some houses are built to catch the sun while achieve this, its stacked form doesnt dominate Previous pages and above left: This
others are designed to maximise their sites, and the streetscape while the classic cedar cladding house by designer Darren ONeil is
still others celebrate a sculptural beauty within. echoes the weatherboard on an adjacent villa. a pleasing composition of blocks,
This homes well-considered design works well The plan follows an L shape with the base of planes and lines. The cedar cladding
on all fronts both literally and metaphorically. the L facing the street. This facade has limited will silver while the copper spacers and
corner soakers will verdigris over time.
The owners asked architectural designer windows, ensuring privacy. However, on arrival
Darren ONeil for a timeless, contemporary and at the glass front door, visitors enjoy a vista Legend: 1 entry, 2 lounge, 3 living, 4
functional family home. At the same time, it had down a circulation corridor that runs the length dining, 5 kitchen, 6 scullery, 7 laundry,
to be energy efficient, private and offer excep- of the home. Forming the long section of the L, 8 bedroom, 9 bathroom, 10 toilet, 11
tional indoor-outdoor living. this spine has public spaces positioned to the wardrobe, 12 pool, 13 outdoor living,
This well-balanced home fulfils these goals, right and ground floor bedrooms to the left. 14 garage, 15 driveway, 16 stairs, 17
and more, says ONeil. Another request was The second level, containing the master service court, 18 gas fire, 19 outdoor
that it work well with its surroundings and, to suite, looks at first glance like a regular square fire, 20 garden, 21 lawn, 22 gallery.

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rising above. However, two walls are set off accent wall, such as the one to the right of the Facing page: Just inside the front
the 90 degrees, creating interesting angles and entry. The other predominant material is glass. door, the wall separating the hall
visual interest from both outside and inside. In keeping with the contemporary look from the kitchen has an accent
Its not until walking through the home and required, we avoided any kind of architectural wallpaper. Straight ahead you can
look down the length of the home.
looking back on it from the rear yard that the detailing on the interior except for a modest
orderly composition of planes, boxes and strong skirting, says ONeil. The geometric forms
Above: Operable shutters lining
vertical chimney elements is fully appreciated. bring plenty of visual interest on their own. the circulation corridor control the
No expensive surfaces were used to create Overall, the interiors are bathed in natural amount of solar gain that warms the
this home. Instead, clever design execution and light yet feel atmospheric and moody with the concrete floors for release at night
simple material selection were paramount. inclusion of prominent black shutters and soft in winter. In floor hydronic heating is
And simple the homes materials are. Most sheer drapes. The palette is neutral with striking powered by a diesel generator.
flooring is concrete, with a commercial applied contrasts of deep inky references such as the
sealant, and most walls are white, with the odd black tile feature wall in the kitchen.

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Above and facing page top: Located At the functional heart of the large home, as sections of the house. This gives the sense that
around the corner from the front the generous indoor living areas flow out to the the house actually surrounds the outdoor living
door for convenience of dropping covered outdoor living spaces that are nearly and pool area much like a courtyard house. In
groceries, the kitchen achieves a
half the size again. With sliding doors drawn fact the rear wall is built in from the boundary
European modular look. The dropped
back and a flat level between indoors and out, with the modest space behind concealing pool
ceiling helps delineate the kitchen
environment and also conceals a
the transition is seamless. In addition, the al toys and plant keeping everything tidy.
structural beam. Black ceramic tiles
fresco living and dining area has an outdoor fire The house is well set up for family life, too.
create a feature wall, one of several and is protected from the elements by operable The upstairs master suite obviously has a sense
isolated finishes that break up the louvres, ensuring these spaces can be enjoyed of removal and there is also a second living
predominantly white walls. all year round. room or family room on the opposite side of the
The open structure of the home makes the corridor to the main public living spaces.
most of the site, and the two outer walls of the Energy efficiency was another requirement
rear yard are finished in the same white plaster and this was tackled by ONeil in several ways.

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The house affords excellent passive heating Above: Ideally designed for a family
and cooling, with deep overhangs in strategic lifestyle, the residence has two
places, and the central corridor acting like a heat living spaces, including this family
sink. In winter, the blinds on the western side room positioned directly across the
corridor from the main living spaces
of the corridor are raised, allowing the sun to
and al fresco dining area.
heat the polished concrete with that heat then
emanating back into the home at night. Left: The master bathroom has a
In addition, the concrete floors have hydronic modem hotel-like aesthetic, with
in-floor heating, which is powered efficiently wood veneer vanity, benchtop sinks,
and economically by a diesel generator. and timber-look floors.
Everything is low maintenance in the home,
with only a minimal amount of cleaning and
gardening required much like an apartment.

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Architectural designer, kitchen
designer: Darren ONeil,
ONeil Architecture
Builder: Jamon Construction
Cladding: Rockcote and Herman Pacific
horizontal cedar weatherboard
Roof: Metalcraft T-Rib
Window/door joinery: APL Vantage
from Rite View Aluminium
Floor: Polished concrete with Pentra-Sil
finish and Cavalier Bremworth carpet
from Dominion Flooring
Wallcoverings: Lume Interiors
Paints: Resene
Kitchen cabinets: Melteca
Benchtops and sink: Mercer stainless
Splashback: Mirror from Glassforce
Taps: Grohe from Micro Bathrooms
Oven, stove, ventilation, microwave,
refrigerator, dishwasher: Miele from
Kitchen Things
Waste unit: InSinkErator
Blinds and drapes: Mckenzie & Willis
Accessories: Lume Interiors
Vanity cabinetry: Designed by ONeil
Architecture,constructed by Jamon
Construction, joinery division
Shower fittings and taps: Grohe from
Mico Bathrooms Christchurch
Shower stall: Spazio Casa tiles
Bath and basin: Villeroy & Boch from
Mico Bathrooms
Hot water systems: Rheem
Bathroom floor tiles: Spazio Casa tiles
Tiles: Spazio Casa
Lighting: Lume Interiors
Heating: SunFlow hydronic in-slab
Furniture: Lume Interiors
Pool: ONeil Architecture and Jamon
Construction

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Photography by Jamie Armstrong

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Left: The see-through nature of


the residence enhances its sense
of space while the absence of any
steps between indoors and outdoors
also blurs the line between inside
and out. Multiple stacker doors can
open up the corridor to the outdoor
spaces.
Elegant tones
This high-end interior exudes refinement
Resene paint finishes played a key part

Above: This upmarket home by As any good designer will tell you, the close glass maximise the views and the all day sun.
Masonry Design Solutions won the consideration of tone can make or break a decor This residence won the Resene Total Colour
Resene Total Colour Residential scheme. This home, inspired by houses on the Residential Interior Colour Maestro Award
Interior Colour Maestro Award 2016. American North-east coast, is a good example. 2016, says Mark Wilson who outlines some of
The judges commented on how
The large 720m2 home created by Masonry the colour choices and their reasoning here.
the award-winning colour scheme
Design Solutions (MDS), with director Mark It was important that the colour palette
drew inspiration from the beautiful
beach positioning the sea is gently
Wilson at the helm has four bedrooms with worked harmoniously with the subtle blues
washed inside with weathered tones
attached bathrooms and a self-contained apart- and greens of the ocean, as well as with the lush
of blue and white. ment with bedroom, bathroom and living room landscape which surrounds much of the home,
above the large triple garage. he says. The colours create a relaxed atmos-
The open-plan living areas, including the phere in the large, very detailed interior.
conservatory, face to the views afforded by the It was also important to the clients that
idyllic beachfront location. Large expanses of bold and subtle colours were varied through

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the home depending on where they were used. Resene Lynch is seen in the other bedrooms. Above: The colour palette is a
The main living areas are in Resene Powder These colours, in varying intensity, flow seam- traditional balanced scheme with
Blue, an antiqued steel blue, from the Karen lessly throughout the high-spec home. an attractive application of a
tonal colour palette. The judges
Walker Paints range, which contrasts with Walls are painted in Environmental Choice
commented further that: With a
Resene White Pointer, a stark off-white used approved Resene Zylone Sheen low sheen, with
magnificent view and vista of both
on the homes door trims and ceilings. Resene Resene Enamacryl gloss waterborne enamel on sea and sky, the home completely
Hermitage, a stony blue green, was introduced trims. The exterior is in Resene Lumbersider low encapsulates both, merging them
in the conservatory for a calm feel, while Resene sheen for its easy application and performance. together for a sense of infinite
Ivanhoe, a slate blue, was chosen for the games Visit a Resene ColorShop, phone 1800 738 383, relaxation. Classic, timeless and
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For the Trends International Design Awards TIDAs we search for the best kitchens across a number of the
countries where Trends has a presence. The four highly commended kitchens featured here cover a range of
budgets. Yet each one illustrates the difference that a skilled designer makes when it comes to aesthetics and
meeting the individual needs of each homeowner.

Despite being on the shaded side of the property, this kitchen All the solid oak used in this contemporary kitchen by Pepper
by Architecture Smith & Scully is still light, bright and open Design was sourced from one sustainably grown tree

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Architect Simon Rodrigues creates a kitchen with two Sam Elliot of Box combined affordable materials with limited
personalities one front of house, the other behind the scenes use of Fijian Kauri to stay within this kitchen's modest budget

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Pride of place
A picture of crisp marble and muted wood tones,
theres more to this kitchen than meets the eye
Open-plan kitchens on show to adjacent side that faces the living areas. This includes feel. The dark veined marble surfaces on
living spaces often have two personalities a study nook which can be concealed by the front of the island and the splashback
one front of house, the other behind the drawing down a roller door. also introduce an upmarket ambience.
scenes. This white and wood kitchen by The front of the kitchen adds to this There is a prep sink on the island, and
architect Simon Rodrigues divides in such inter-connected feel, with furniture-like two wall ovens are on display, but the rest
a way and even fits a study into the mix. timber shelves running off a central upper of the business end of the large kitchen is
Replacing a smaller, enclosed kitchen wood cabinet that houses the rangehood. relegated to the scullery around the corner.
with just a servery to the living areas, the The owners had requested somewhere A sink, dishwasher and coffee maker are
new design connects easily with the adjacent to display prized design pieces and this set between the scullery and kitchen so
living and dining areas, says Rodrigues. custom rangehood cabinet fitted the bill. they can be accessed from either space.
To help integrate the new kitchen with Together, the recessed cabinet handles Both the Venato marble and lacquered
the living space, we ran the timber veneer and the slender, elegant waterfall edge on cabinet surfaces were chosen by the owner,
cabinetry around from the kitchen to the the island give the kitchen a minimalist while the benchtops are engineered stone.

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Previous pages: This kitchen is part of a whole
house renovation and modernisation by Rodrigues
Bodycoat, with architect Simon Rodrigues leading
the design team. With much of the day-to-day
workings relegated to the scullery behind, and
with two large refrigerators fully integrated into
the grey lacquered side cabinets, the front-of-
house kitchen stays neat and uncluttered.

Above and left: The marble island front and


splashback create a high-end feel and connect with
the stone-look floor tiles on the outdoor living
spaces in front of the kitchen. A study nook is set
on the outer side of the cabinetry.

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Above: Recessed cabinet handles create a clean, Architect: Simon Rodrigues, Dishwasher: Miele
minimalist look. The kitchen boasts a wealth of Rodrigues Bodycoat Architects Water dispenser: Zip
behind-the-scenes storage with the island and rear Cabinetmaker: Colin Lane from Harley Cabinets Roller shutter to the desk area: Gloss lacquer
cabinet supplemented by the floor-to-ceiling side Cabinetry finishes: Mid grey gloss lacquer, Powered Powered Rock from Dulux
cabinets and the upper and lower cabinetry in the Rock from Dulux; truffle light timber veneer from New Flooring: Grigio Del Forte stone tiles from Marble and
rear scullery. Age Veneers; Formica in Velveteen Cement Works
Benchtops: Caesarstone in Pure White Lighting: Dimension 8
Splashback: Statuario Venato from Marble and Cement
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Taps: Cafe Round from Rogerseller
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A wall of rich wood veneer cabinetry closes for entertaining
and opens for functionality in this versatile family kitchen

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Previous pages: Introduced on the shadier side Adding a kitchen and entertaining wing the day to day of family life including
of the home due to site constraints, this wing to the less sunny side of a home neednt be having a homework station and also be
extension benefits from clerestory windows, a an exercise in discreet artificial lighting. sleek for entertaining.
skylight and large stackers opening to a timber On this new kitchen and living extension, To achieve these goals, Scully designed
deck. The design, and renovation of the whole
stacker-sliders open to the deck, clerestory a wall of wood cabinetry to run along the
house was by Architecture Smith & Scully.
windows admit natural light not views of side of the room opposite the stacker doors.
the neighbours, and a skylight does the At the kitchen end, the bifold doors
Above: Perfect for family and gatherings of friends,
the kitchen has a clean, modern appeal with much
same all adding up to a light environment. conceal kitchen storage and frame space
of its functionality hidden behind furniture-look The wing, and kitchen in it, are part of for a refrigerator, while further into the
bifold cabinet doors and in the adjacent scullery. a whole house makeover by Hilary Scully room they enclose a study nook, says
of Architecture Smith & Scully. Scully. The interiors of the cabinet alcoves
As well as being well-lit, the owners are painted jet black. This continues a
wanted the kitchen to function well for black and wood theme also seen in the

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kitchen proper with the black, marble-look when open they still have a crisp aesthetic. Top: A bulkhead heatpump is ideally positioned to
tile splashback and the island front in the To optimise the kitchens functionality discreetly warm the kitchen. The kitchens walk-in
same American white oak finish and also and keep things tidy when entertaining, scullery is a few steps from the island and includes
throughout the wider reworked interiors. the kitchen is served by a rear scullery that smaller appliances and a Formica-topped prepping
bench. This utility space can be screened off by a
The design allows a slender edge of can be screened off with a pocket slider.
pocket slider when the owners are entertaining.
black to show through from the cabinet Negative detail handles on the white
interiors even when the doors are closed. kitchen cabinetry contribute to the clean, Above: A dishwasher is integrated into the rear
This black accent is also introduced on the minimalist feel, as does the hidden range- of the island while recessed pulls add to the
custom powdercoated cabinetry handles hood and discreet bulkhead heat pump. minimalist look and avoid the chef catching on
and the spot lights above the island. Other key touches include the pristine protruding handles while cooking.
When the tall doors are closed the engineered stone, waterfall benchtop and a
cabinetry has a furniture-like appeal ideal rear ledge that, being in the same tile as the
for a backdrop to a social gathering, and splashback, all but disappears from sight.

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Above: At the rear of the kitchen, architect Hilary Architect: Architecture Smith & Scully, Hilary Scully Water dispenser: InSinkErator from Kitchen Things
Scully added a utility shelf in the same black tile Builder: Vandervelde Construction Flooring: T&G Matai from Kumeu Timber
as the splashback, so the two merge visually. The Kitchen fabricator Quality Kitchens NZ Lighting: Black lights from Lighthouse North Shore
white cabinetry unit concealing the rangehood Cabinetry: Resene half Rice Cake with lacquer finish Heating: Fujitsu bulkhead heat pump
appears to float within the black alcove. and American White Oak veneer with Black Oak stain
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Dishwasher: Bosch from Kitchen Things

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From one mighty oak
The solid timber comprising the cabinetry in this bold, two-tone
kitchen was all sourced from a single, sustainably grown tree

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Its good to know that in a fast-paced world undercounter cabinetry designed by Team7, an Above: This kitchen doesnt have
where the easiest, fastest mass-produced option Austrian solid wood furniture manufacturer. just one eye-catching feature it
usually holds sway, that some things are not just This cabinetry is constructed in natural oak, has at least three. The solid oak
selected for budget constraints or expediency. so when you open a cabinet door you see the cabinetry achieves a uniform look,
in part because its all cut from the
This bold entertainers kitchen by designer solid wood interiors. Amazingly, all the timber
same tree, while the solid marble
David Kane of Pepper Design forms part of an you see in this kitchen was sourced from the one countertops and splashback, sourced
extension to an existing residence. The owners sustainably grown tree quite a feat in this age by the owner, are also key features.
wanted a contemporary, uncluttered look for of mass production. It also means the tone and The sleek rangehood adds to the
the kitchen as its on view from the lofty dining grain matches across all the cabinets. kitchens presence. This clears the air
space just a few steps away. To avoid the rich timber over-powering the via a fan and charcoal filters without
To achieve the strong minimalist aesthetic design, black matt glass-fronts were added on the need for tricky ceiling ducting.
we introduced contrasting two-tone cabinetry, the upper perimeter cabinets along one wall
with the islands oak plinth and the perimeter at eye level and this surface is continued as a

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Designer: David Kane, Pepper Design
Cabinetry: Team7 in oak and anthracite
matt glass
Cabinetry hardware: Team7
Benchtops and splashback: Marble
Lighting: Team7
Kitchen sink: Abey
Taps: Gessi
Oven, cooktop: Barazza
Ventilation, dishwasher: Miele from
Pepper Design
Refrigeration: Liebherr from Pepper
Design

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Above: To preserve the natural allure full wall of cabinetry on the adjacent wall. The in from outer space. The ductless air extractor
of the solid oak, the wood is oiled upper cabinets are on electronic push-to-open is part of a new wave of rangehoods that com-
rather than varnished or stained. The mechanisms, while the balance of the cabinets bines charcoal filters and a powerful fan to clear
kitchens upper cabinets work on have recessed metal pulls the minimalist hard- the air without the need for tricky venting.
electronic push-to-open mechanisms.
ware drawing the two cabinet styles together. We also ran the marble right up the wall
The other predominant colour in the room behind the rangehood both to look good in its
Facing page: Dining under the stars
a ceiling of operable skylights makes
is the white of the veined marble used on the own right and to accentuate the rangehood.
the adjacent dining space light-filled
island countertop, the perimeter countertops, In terms of functionality, the dishwasher is
and inviting. The furniture here was and the splashback. The chunky nature of the under the benchtop at the rear, while the island
also sourced from Team7 in Austria. island benchtop contrasts with the relatively plinth has added drawer capacity. However, its
slender plinth, adding to its presence. the full cabinetry wall that does the hard work.
On the cooktop wall, a highly sculptural Together with the prominent oven, this includes
rangehood looks like it might have just flown a large integrated fridge and a spacious pantry.

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Emerald and gold
The lustrous green and gold surfaces in this family kitchen
add vibrancy and texture to its wider setting

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Previous pages: Material advantage Creating a modern kitchen that stands up to To minimise costs, we avoided a waterfall
kauri plywood and black melamine the rigours of family life while at the same time end on the island benchtop while the beautiful,
cabinets are matched with stainless offering a sleek presence for entertaining is a warm, textural kauri is only used on the most
steel countertops and an emerald common balancing act required of a designer. prominent elements on the front of the island
green tile splashback in this kitchen.
For this project, by Sam Elliot of architecture and upper perimeter cabinetry, she says.
Negative handles and slender
design and build firm Box, choice of materials Black melamine cabinetry in a matte finish
countertops bring an upmarket,
was key to achieving this all on a modest budget. provides a pleasing contrast to the rich kauri.
entertainers air to the kitchen space.
In addition, a rangehood is concealed
Sticking to the original budget was a must Negative detail pulls on the cabinet drawers
in the upper perimeter cabinetry. on this design so a canny use of materials for and door handles adds to a minimalist look and
maximum impact was a must, says Elliot. We also creates the effect of floating benchtops.
approached this by combining affordable MDF The slim nature of the benchtops also adds
panelling, with stainless steel benchtops and a a sleek, refined elegance to the kitchen, says
limited use of Fijian kauri cabinet fronts. the designer. To continue the streamlined feel,

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Architect: Box; designer, Sam Elliot
Cabinetry: Fijian Kauri plywood and
black Melteca
Cabinetry hardware: Hettich
Benchtops: Stainless steel
Flooring: Oak overlay from
Abstract Floors
Lighting: Recessed, from Light Plan
Splashback: Emerald tiles, sourced by
owner
Kitchen sink: Rocket Hardware
Refrigerator: Samsung
Rangehood: Award
Dishwasher: Asko
Cooktop and oven: Electrolux

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the range hood is integrated into the cabinetry. Above: Negative detailing on the
All the materials specified by Elliot are both under-bench cabinets give the
attractive and durable, and the splashback a countertops a floating quality. Rather
feature of the design is definitely no exception. than being hidden away, the walk-in
pantry is designed to stand out as a
The striking tiled splashback brings pattern
strong black sculptural form.
and shine to the design and its emerald tones
are reflected in the alloy benchtops. Left: Green tiles on the splashback
In terms of looking smart for dinner guests, echo the lush outlooks, while the
the matt black cabinetry to the side conceals a warm-look kauri plywood finishes
walk-in pantry with plenty of shelving help- also add to the kitchens natural feel.
ing to keep the kitchen clutter free. A full-height
wine rack and substantial double-door fridge
also cater to the couples love of entertaining.

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Sparkling presence
This kitchen provides a classic, elegant addition to an historic apartment
interior bevelled mirror tiles and antique chandeliers catch the eye

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What can be missing from any given kitchen We started out by combining a small dining Facing page: All that glisters brass
design picture is the path taken to arrive there. room with the adjacent existing cramped kitchen Moroccan-look chandeliers, antiqued
Before reaching this kitchen, you have already to create a bright, lively space, says Bentham. mirror cabinet front inserts and glass
stepped into a grand 1900s Victorian home with To achieve the grand look that marries the splashback tiles collectively give
this formal kitchen by designer Paul
3.7m-high ceilings, elaborate wood carvings on kitchen to the rest of the home, the pristine white
Bentham a touch of sparkle.
mantels and stairs; walked past leather panels upper cabinets are created in a classic style.
with brass button detailing; and under giant The 1.5m tall top cabinets are constructed Above: The upper cabinets are built
chandeliers hanging in the formal rooms below. traditionally with solid 2.5cm-thick doors set traditionally, with the doors inset
Designer Paul Bentham of Jennifer Gilmer into the carcass, while the 20cm-high stacked into the frame. However, the under-
Kitchen and Bath says the challenge was to crown mouldings add to their presence. These counter cabinets are constructed in
create a kitchen with modern amenities that upper cabinets boast exposed polished chrome more contemporary fashion, with
would feel true to the historical nature of the barrel door hinges adding to the formal tone. doors set over the carcass, allowing
home, in all its glory. We also added antiqued mirror inserts to for more shelf space inside.

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the upper doors for sparkle and visual interest. upper cabinetry sits high up the wall. The lower Facing page: The centrally placed
However, with storage at a premium, the cabinets are also tall, while the chunky marble island includes a wealth of storage
designer created the under-bench cabinets with countertops add another 5cm to their height. on both sides. The bevelled edges
on the mirror subway tiles echo
doors mounted over the carcass a more modern Contemporary aspects of the kitchen include
the cabinetry inserts, adding to the
approach that optimises internal cupboard the chrome cabinet handles, strategically and
harmony of the space.
space. Despite the overall formal look, this door discreetly placed electric sockets and the large,
panel design is simpler, adding a transitional air. function-rich stainless steel appliances. Above: Everything is on the tall side
For the glittering splashback, we chanced Wideplank oak floors ground the design, in this kitchen, with both owners
upon matching antique mirrored subway tiles, and the walls are painted a taupe, a tone that being well over six foot. Even the
embellished with a bevelled edge. These ideally lets the ornate tall upper cabinetry stand out. marble countertops are deep,
complement the cabinet mirror inserts and, like We also chose this colour to harmonise effectively adding another 5cm of
the latter, help bounce light around the room. with both the chrome cabinet handles and the height to the prepping surfaces.
To match the tall stature of both owners, the bronze of the antique-look chandeliers, says
Bentham.

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Kitchen designer: Paul Bentham
NKBA, Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath
Contractor: Michael Thornton and Sons
Cabinet company:
Quality Custom Cabinetry
Cabinetry: Plywood casework with
solid maple painted Sonoma door
Hardware: Duluth pull and Quincy nobs
in polished nickel
Countertops: Mont Blanc granite
Door: Decorators White
by Benjamin Moore
Lighting: Casbah crystal chandeliers
from Restoration Hardware
Splashback: Antiqued mirror bevelled
subway tile from Architectural Ceramics
Kitchen sink: Lenova square, under-
mounted bowl with matching Mont
Blanc apron
Faucets: Grohe K7 Pro faucet in
chrome
Oven: Wolf duel fuel range
Ventilation: Wolf Pro Hood
Microwave: Wolf Micro Drawer
Refrigeration: Sub-Zero, French door
Dishwasher: Miele
Waste disposal: InSinkErator

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the cooking zone and continue on
both sides under the upper cabinetry.
Hefty stainless steel appliances add
to the reflectivity in the kitchen and,
together with the clean-lined door
panels, provide a more modern
accent in what is otherwise a
delightfully traditional space.