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It’s hard to believe this charming and
modern Federation-style kitchen was
once a dark and dated space, closed off
from the rest of the home.
Once again going above and beyond
to exceed his client’s expectations,
Klever Kitchens’ owner Sergio
transformed this home’s kitchen into
a spectacular Hamptons-style design,
cleverly divided into four working areas
that flow together beautifully.
The brief was to create a kitchen
that combined the timeless glamour of
Hamptons and Federation-style homes
with a modern edge.
It also set out to make use of the
impressive 12-foot ceiling height, and
elements of symmetry in the room. On
Sergio’s second visit to this early 20th
century home, he shared his vision
with the clients to remove the wall that
separated the small kitchen from the dining
room, and turn it into one large open-plan
area, filled with natural light.
When the wall had been removed, Sergio
and the clients sat together in awe of the
newly created space, and knew even then
they were onto something special.
The brief was then achieved by retaining
the stunning architectural cornices, and
using classic chessboard black-and-white
tiles. Crown mouldings were added to
the overhead cabinets, a butler-style sink
employed, and timber scrolls applied on the
rangehood cabinet and existing fireplace.
A modern twist came about with the
use of a 40mm square-edge profile on
the Caesarstone Calacatta Nuvo benchtops,
matching stone splashbacks, modern
industrial pendant lights above, and the
latest glass light switches and power
outlets. To incorporate the Hamptons
theme, Sergio selected antique white shaker
doors, drawers and panels, fitted with satin
chrome knobs and shell handles.
The cooking area also provides visual
delight, with an Italian-designed Milan
900 freestanding oven, its undermount
rangehood hidden in the overhead cabinet.
Klever Kitchens also provided the
clients with a wealth of storage space, even
integrating a pull-out corner unit and
pantry to make the most of every nook
and cranny. Featuring a bar, kitchen, study
recess and dining area all in one, this
carefully designed kitchen is both stunning
and practical, allowing multiple people to
work in the area at once.
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