Courtyard Deck HouseContemporary Kitchen, Melbourne
The kitchen is a light and open space for the family to gather together and share the joys of cooking. The kitchen was designed as a relaxed space to allow the clutter of everyday life to have a place.
Photos by Tatjana Plitt
What Houzz contributors are saying:
The porcelain benchtop is hardwearing and a dappled texture complements the limed timber cabinetry. A Victoria Freestanding Cooker from Smeg with cream enamelled panels reinforces the shack-like feel. The painted brick wall and white-tile splashback provide texture and contrast. Venus porcelain benchtop: Maximum; limed blackbutt-veneer cabinetry; Victoria 90-centimetre Freestanding Cooker: Smeg
Brief The kitchen was always an important space at the heart of this project. The clients’ early brief was for “somewhere to spend most of our family life, relaxing together, cooking together, eating together”.The kitchen had to be incredibly functional with a large and versatile cooker and rangehood. The feel of the house was to reflect its beach-side location; to be relaxed but filled with light and connected to the natural world beyond, as well as the large rear garden.The kitchen is a U-shaped configuration that provides a large overhanging island bench, with stools drawn up for the family to casually gather around.