This grand, over 100 year old, Federation home in Leura was lovingly renovated by its owners. To do the home justice, the kitchen was designed to incorporate a beautifully traditional style, with the design paying tribute to a by gone era of artisan craftmanship, elegant embellishments and, at the same time, homely appeal.
Not only beautiful, this kitchen is also not lacking in modern conveniences. A Le Mans corner unit to make storage and retrieval easy, pull-out bins, a comprehensive underbench oven and powerful range-hood, generous pantry with inner-drawers, and plenty of task lighting, make for a very functional kitchen too.
Every effort was also made to ensure that the aesthetic characteristics of the original home were retained wherever possible. The old hearth where the stove would have been, has been gracefully re-purposed to serve as a ‘sideboard’ that makes for an ideal spot for the toaster and for making a quick snack when the rest of the kitchen is in full swing. Additionally, it also provides a lovely area to display treasured ornaments.
The pretty tiled splashback uses handmade tiles to further accentuate an artisanal element, and is crowned with a beautiful treatment for the rangehood cover.
Glass cabinets with lighting, discretely ornate pendant lights, restored original timber floor, pretty rugs and furniture, together with the client’s own artworks and ornaments, complete the look.