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A kitchen that disappears into the home’s overall
aesthetic was behind this design. The client
wanted a minimal, white kitchen, “ which for us
was reinterpreted as a kitchen that didn’t exist”,
explains architect Adrian Iredale. Everything
has a slightly reflective finish, from the Corian
benchtop to the gloss-white and silver cabinetry.
This accentuates the ‘invisible kitchen’ concept,
he says. “It lessens the kitchen as an object.” The
shiny flooring is a white cement burnished and
sanded to a smooth finish. The stainless steel
fridge has been left exposed to accentuate the
home’s refined industrial feel, while appliances
are hidden in a small room off to the right
side. Windows above the sink open for cross-
ventilation and are placed so you can look out
from the bench or table. And the kitchen comes
with drawers in the bench. Clean and simple.
Iredale Pedersen Hook (08) 9322 9750, www.
Surfaces in Colourtech Polar White Gloss and Innovations
Satin Smoke both from The Laminex Group 132 136, www.
laminex.com.au; benchtop in Snow from Caesarstone (08)
9446 6700, www.caesarstone.com.au; Bosch oven, warmer,
gas cooktop and dishwasher and exhaust by Qasair all from
DKA Designed Kitchen Appliances (08) 9388 9933, www.
dkashowrooms.com.au; Quadro Hi Tech mixer, Zip HydroTap
and Abey Quadrato undermount SQ bowl sink all from
Reece Bathrooms (08) 9328 5765, www.reece.com.au .
+ RAW CHARM
Raw and casual with a sophisticated finish is how
architect Debra Brown describes this kitchen.
Rammed limestone walls and polished cement
underfoot give the raw feel, while walnut veneer
cabinetry in a deep stain adds style and warmth.
A dining table (designed by the owners) nearby
mirrors this look and unites the dining and kitchen
zones. Utility areas have been kept along the rear
of the kitchen where cabinetry hides a fridge,
pantry and other storage. This ensures the island
bench is free from fuss and becomes a space to
gather around while preparing dinner. Bringing in
luxur y is a thick (100mm) reconstituted stone
benchtop and statement pendants. Louvres on
the north provide cross-ventilation and a low
window on the south brings in living colour and
light. Recessed task lights above the island bench
are on dimmers. “ It’s all fairly raw and casual, but
the furnishings make it something luxurious,” says
Debra. Hofman and Brown Architects (08) 9385
Benchtop in Oyster from Caesarstone (08) 9446 6700,
www.caesarstone.com.au; pendants from Chinta (08) 9240
4299, www.chintadesign.com.au; Pedrali stools from Contempo
Collection (08) 9443 5439, www.contempocollection.com.
au; dining table and chairs from Raw Edge Furniture (08)
9331 1702, www.rawedgefurniture.com.au .
+ LIGHT IMPACT
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