When the owners of this classic yet contemporary kitchen began building their new home in Sydney’s bayside eastern suburbs, they had a clear vision of the style they were seeking.
Frequent travellers to the USA, the owners wanted the kitchen to reflect a Ralph Lauren look in keeping with the moulded cornicing and handcrafted furniture used throughout the house.
To meet the brief, designer Sue Terley from A-Plan Kitchens suggested the use of tongueand-groove panelling and developed a custom cornice for the cabinets to match that used on the ceiling in all the rooms. She chose an offwhite palette to complement the colour scheme in the surrounding family living area and contrasted it with the polished timber floor.
The superb quality of the cabinetry is enhanced by a polyurethane finish in Dulux Stowe White while a touch of glamour is added by a gorgeous marble benchtop on all surfaces, including the island, and a matching marble splashback. Storage was an important consideration, as was the need to accommodate multiple cooks in the extended family. The storage requirements were met with 1200mm-wide drawers with Blum Tandembox hardware and substantial cupboard space, including an ingenious Häfele LeMans four-level slide-out corner unit providing easy access to pantry items.
A huge island bench with central sink provides ample space for food preparation, while the gas cooktop opposite and adjacent oven/microwave tower allow multiple cooks to tackle different meals at the same time. The custom joinery in the kitchen, including moulded drawer fronts and tongue-and-groove doors, was designed and built by A-Plan Kitchens. The owners were so pleased with the result that A-Plan was commissioned to create walk-in wardrobes in the bedrooms, vanities in every bathroom, laundry cabinets and even a hidden laundry chute.
Doors Cabinet doors, panels and island panels finished in satin polyurethane Dulux Stowe White
Internal hardware Blum
Tandembox with softclosing drawers
Splashback Marble matched to benchtop
Handles Stainlesssteel knobs
Kickboards Matched to cabinets
Oven Miele H5240 and
Miele ceramic gas KM391
Rangehood Miele DA2210 concealed, 1100mm wide
The kitchen was designed by Sue Terley and built by A-Plan Kitchens
Address 208 Parramatta Road,
Camperdown NSW 2050
Phone (02) 9516 3611