In addition to disguising a fully integrated Miele
microwave and dishwasher, the long island bench also offers generous overhang at one end to allow for casual or impromptu dining and family-style breakfasts, with plenty of workspace to spare.
There are plenty more secret ingredients to be found beyond the sleek surfaces in this surprisingly full-feature minimalist space. For example, a generous combination of integrated appliances, including a cooktop, rangehood, wall oven, steam oven and fridge, as well as the subtler touches of an integrated waste management organisation system and clever storage solutions in unexpected areas.
But perhaps most delightful of all is the dry bar that awaits around the corner from the main entertaining and cooking area. Equipped with floating timber shelves, strip lighting, a cohesive pepper black bench top, and diagonally arranged lengths of timber, which act as much as an aesthetic feature as a practical wine storage solution, the bar is nestled behind tall bi-fold Tuscan Oak doors.
It’s these finer details that make the kitchen what it is, an enchanting space to be in, according to HIA judges, who visited the site after the project was entered into the 2019 HIA South Australian Kitchen and Bathroom Awards. With one judge remarkably commenting ‘in nine years of judging, this is the greatest kitchen I have seen,’ it’s not surprising that the project went on to take out not only the regional title, but also the national accolade of 2020 HIA Australian Kitchen of the Year.