A flexible, hide-away breakfast zone, for example, is cleverly incorporated between the kitchen and the butler’s pantry. The space includes a benchtop plus dedicated storage for kettle, toaster, cereals and crockery. Rod used a floor-to-ceiling Häfele Hawa Concepta retractable door system, for full access to the entire space when open. The door slides neatly back into a niche in the joinery.
‘The flexibility to conceal breakfast and lunch preparations behind retractable doors appealed to our client, so it could be closed off and the mess cleaned later,’ Rod says.
Adjacent to the breakfast nook is a glamorous beverage station, fitted with feature display shelving, a mirror splashback with LED accent lighting, and an in-bench Billi tap for instant hot or chilled water. Overhead cupboards here (and throughout the entire kitchen) are fitted with Häfele Free-up flap doors; a neat, practical choice that ensures thoroughfares remain clear even when the cupboards are left open.
Visually, the kitchen is a study in simplicity and sophistication: the symmetrical lines of the cabinetry rendered in the finest detail.
‘The doors and panels are constructed from an acrylic melamine from Stylelite in Carbon Velvet,’ Rod explains.
The unique, gently tactile velvet finish adds depth and drama to the pared-back palette. The mirrored splashback behind the cooktop, glimmering with concealed LEDs, transforms the space with light and movement.