A sizable practical kitchen is an essential ingredient for a family that loves entertaining. The owners of this new Mosman kitchen renovation wanted a space that would complement their newly renovated home while fulfilling all of their requirements.

They were after a minimal contemporary design featuring dark timber veneer paired with a light coloured, natural bench tops. The brief also asked for a small home office within the kitchen. The office area is cleverly concealed behind panels opposite the bi fold windows. It is easily accessed without detracting from the beauty of the kitchen.

The original kitchen was at the rear of the home and it has now been relocated so that it sits at the front of the house. It boasts interior and exterior access through folding windows and has an overall sleek appearance through the seamless integration of the appliances.

Mirrors have been used on the kitchen splashback to add dimension and light while mirrored kickboards create an illusion of floating cabinetry. Incorporating deeper kickboards within the design reduced the space below the bench tops and resented the designer with a challenge to maintain the functionality with in the kitchen.

The lack of space was overcome by incorporating a walk in pantry and two single drawer dishwashers. A contemporary and streamlined design was achieved through consistent width of the joinery planes and the cooking and cleaning areas are conveniently located near the bi fold windows.

The kitchen is the perfect space for a gracious host. It can be enjoyed throughout the year, the form is fabulous and function hasn’t been overlooked.


Benchtop Honed Armani marble
Splashback Mirrored toughed glass
Kickboards Mirrored toughed glass
Internal Hardware Blum
Doors Timber veneer in satin finish
Handles Sharknose
Lighting Halogen
Oven Miele
Rangehood AEG
Dishwasher Fisher Paykel


2011 – Winner: Australian Kitchen of the Year
HIA Australian Housing Awards

2010 – Winner: Kitchen of the Year
HIA CSR NSW Housing Awards

2010 – Winner: Medium Kitchen 12 to 18sqm
HIA CSR NSW Housing Awards