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GREEN DREAM Step inside the first home in the
US to be both Leadership in Energy and Environ-
mental Design (LEED) certified and Greenpoint
rated. e kitchen sits in the center of a large open-
plan room that opens to an outdoor patio through
almost four-metre-high bifolds. Materials used in
the kitchen include the latest in energy-efficiency:
custom-cast concrete countertops with fly ash (coal
production waste) and recycled glass and aggregate.
A large island bench topped with American black
walnut tricks the eye into thinking it is a separate
piece of furniture, and it all sits on concrete with
in-floor radiant tubing for heat. Floor-to-ceiling
super-insulated windows bathe spaces with natural
light while the thermal mass of the concrete floors
absorbs, then radiates warmth. e home -- "strongly
influenced by Australian ocean view homes...
wonderful light, indoor-outdoor living, durable
and natural materials" -- has been toured by
thousands of designers, architects and builders in
the US. Visit www.margaridohouse.com.
CLASSIC UPDATE is hard-edged kitchen melts into
its classic surrounds thanks to the retention of parquetry
floors, and the addition of a glam pendant and high-gloss
CaesarStone surfaces. "Horizonal lines are key in this
design, with the pattern of woodgrain and drawers
working together to create a more spacious feel," says
Jason Levin of Dean Kitchens. An entertainer's design,
there's a Miele induction cooktop and teppanyaki grill, a
cook's tower of two ovens and a steam oven (aligned for
space efficiency) and two sinks: a double for everyday
duties and a second with Zip tap for instant hot or chilled
water. LEDs hidden under cabinetry straddle ambient and
working duties, while an island bench is packed with 12
drawers for the ultimate in organisation. It's a hard-
working kitchen with glossy looks and a modern bent.
Dean Kitchens (08) 9324 1933, www.deankitchens.com.au.
"Horizontal lines are key to
this design, with the pattern of
woodgrain and drawers..."
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