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The renovation features a pulpit-like mezzanine that overlooks the main living space. This new cantilevered structure creates a focused central nucleus for the home.
View from Dining to Kitchen/Powder Room
The kitchen and dining areas serve as the heart of the home and connect to a small greenhouse via stairs.
There is new porcelain tile flooring throughout.
Thanks to a recent renovation, the kitchen now has an expanded breakfast island, Bosch stainless appliances, and a modern induction cooktop.
The built-in dining nook with dark gray banquette seating is textured with white oak vertical slats that reference the cement board fins on the house’s façade.
The upstairs apartment includes a contemporary kitchen and dining area.
The team expanded the kitchen and gave it a modern look that now features stunning walnut cabinets, gray Caesarstone counters, and a beautiful teal backsplash with tile from the Ann Sacks Modern Line.
Floor-to-ceiling windows allow light to penetrate into the kitchen and the central hallway.
Timber ties the kitchen and dining area to the outdoors, from the exposed wood ceiling joists to Arauco plywood on the island topped with Corian solid surface.
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Thanks to the expansive windows and multiple skylights, natural light is able to pour into the interior spaces of the home.
American white oak was used for the flooring throughout the house, including the sun-filled kitchen. A Brendan Ravenhill hangs above the sink, and a Wolf cooktop was installed opposite the island.
The cabinets are topped with stone—Calacatta Borghini from ABC Stone—which waterfalls to the floor and sheaths the backsplash for a seamless look. "We worked alongside the fabricator to align the veins of the stone to create a fluid move," explains Coffey. Appliances include a Gaggenau range top, steam and convection oven, as well as a walk-in pantry with two drawer refrigerators and a wine fridge.
By removing the raised platform that originally had no use, the team was able to double the size of the kitchen and add in a new bathroom on the main floor. The pendants over the peninsula were sourced by the homeowner from AY Lighting, and now echo the dark tones of the white oak cabinetry, which sport walnut interiors.
A view from the kitchen to the exterior courtyard.
All the kitchen cabinetry is now in solid walnut from Poliform.
This "Coogee kitchen" was designed by Nadia Hursky for Blue Tea Kitchens.
The original 16th century stone walls are left exposed in the kitchen.
Tosdevin says Miele has always been an easy fit for him and his clients, and sites the appliances’ longevity as a big factor. “Dealing with companies you trust and that stand behind their product make business more pleasurable.”
The open plan kitchen flows seamlessly into the living area.
On the second level is a large open plan living, dining and kitchen to the left of the stairs.
In the kitchen, Pirman and Tetreault gather around a custom Corian island with a Tara faucet by Dornbracht. Vintage Cees Braakman Combex series chairs and a marble Florence Knoll table bring natural materials to an architectural shell built from concrete, glass, and steel.
The open kitchen blends in with sleek, wood cabinetry and black countertops.
Pine has also been used in the ceiling beams.
The kitchen faces the back garden and benefits from a double height atrium space. Pine has been used for the kitchen flooring and cabinets, a design element that is also picked up in the stairwell. The built-in refrigerator and pantry are cleverly hidden under the first flight of stairs.
Ceaserstone in Blizzard was used for the perimeter countertop, and Silestone in Lusso for the island top and the waterfall edges.
The team used two tone Eclipse Cabinets with Thermally Fused Laminate (TFL) doors in Arizona Cypress and White Zebrine, colorful backsplash from Fireclay Tile in picket shape in Bora-Bora color, a Kohler Vault sink, and Hansgrohe faucet.
The Case team will document, measure and photograph your existing kitchen, review structural integrity and building restrictions, then present you three different design options using 3D virtual renderings, sketches, elevations, and even virtual reality videos, so you have a clear idea how your collaborative vision will look.
Clerestory windows and skylights have also been added to the roof and façade to bring more light into the cavernous interiors.
A Foscarini Gregg Pendant hangs above the kitchen table. The island is made of oak with a thin, black stone countertop.
The kitchen appliances are by Mora and the sink is by Franke.
The kitchen features exposed Vic Ash Glulam beams sourced from Australian Sustainable Hardwoods.
 Custom white oak faces for the IKEA cabinets were made locally by Kokeena.
Twin daughters Merle and Anine join their parents in the family’s kitchen, designed by Jensen for Vipp. He explains that his role as chief designer at Vipp is to “work with their DNA” by refining the company’s trademark materials: stainless steel, painted metal, and rubber. For the utilitarian kitchen, “we wanted to get the feeling of a tool,” he says. “It’s nice to have a space where you can actually work.” The gas stovetop is by ABK and the refrigerator is by Smeg; Le Perroquet spotlights are from iGuzzini.
Danish blogger, Tikkie Elsøe, chose mint green
kitchen, based on original designs by Bruno Taut, around 1927
A kitchen, complete with a small dining area, allows guests to reverse roles and host the hosts. The blue Muuto Unfold light accents against the otherwise black and white space; the chairs are Hay Copenhague bar stools.
The kitchen features a concrete island topped with marble. Deja-Vu stools by Naoto Fukasawa surround the island. A print by Guy Gormley, as well as a painting bought during holiday in St. Tropez, hang on the walls.
The stainless-steel and timber island maximizes space with a secret hatch that opens to add extra surface area for food prep.
The kitchen cabinetry was fabricated using 100-year-old timber salvaged from Yarraville’s sugar mills.
Between the common areas and the master bedroom is a timber wall with a bookshelf on one side.
A rosewood bench in the kitchen folds to form an outdoor seat.
The updated kitchen features a Sub-Zero refrigerator and Miele appliances.
Walnut and book-matched  Calcutta kitchen
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The couple has a large collection of cookbooks. To provide storage for them in the kitchen—and also seating—Sawatzky topped narrow bookcases (Bestå units by Ikea) with custom-made cushions, upholstered in gray Circa fabric by Knoll Textiles purchased from Modern Fabrics. The bookshelf-cum-bench was custom upholstered by Tina Morgan Designs.
Calacatta marble slabs are meticulously detailed to reflect the surrounding landscape and contrast the heavy, flat-sawn solid oak island with a faceted base.
The kitchen now looks out to the big, open deck which houses expansive tree views.
"The ground floor layout and kitchen have been designed for simplicity and functionality. The dark weathered zinc on the exterior communicates with the blacks, whites, and grays of the interiors. However, the design of the interior achieves a softer touch by using bespoke detailing and a rich palette of materials such as stone and timber," says the architect.
For the kitchen, architect Ivan Priatman selected an oven, hood, and cooktop from Teka and a Samsung refrigerator. While the table is his own design, the bar stools and chairs are from Informa.
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The team inserted custom-designed kitchen cabinets—built by local manufacturer Beech Tree Woodworks—to add a pop of color to the kitchen.
The kitchen's new position takes advantage of morning light. Note how the white countertop doesn't disturb the original windows.
The kitchen includes a generous butler’s pantry with Libeherr refrigerators.

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