But those meticulous details that saw the project take home the win weren’t without challenges, Tania recalls.
‘The junction between how the island benchtop and the joinery actually came together [was complex],’ she says. ‘There’s a certain rebating, a particular steel frame construction and timber frame construction that worked to give it that look.
‘It’s got a unique wrap-around look which is quite interesting. Wall panelling leads into both the butler’s pantry and the laundry which wrap around completely so you don’t actually see any of the internal wall.’
And like most projects, this one came with client negotiations. While the client was ‘tied to natural marble’ the Jag team recommended porcelain Marmi Statuario for the couple, knowing the enthusiastic home cooks would soon struggle to maintain naturally porous marble. Tania says they worked with a stonemason to do the look justice with a replicate, specifying the selection down to the millimetre.
‘We went with a porcelain replicate which we had specifically mapped out on the sheet asking the stonemason where we wanted it cut, what section of that veining we wanted to see.’
Fortunately, the effort that went into overcoming the design and construction challenges was well worth it, and the team was ecstatic to see they had won the national title on the night.
‘We actually had a little gathering on the night with a few clients,’ Tania says. ‘We did what we could in the showroom with a few drinks and nibbles and [the online announcements] up on the big screen.’