"We absolutely love our kitchen. I know how to read plans but the reality of the end product - the details and the finish - just blows my mind!"
- Dick Frizzell
This deceptively simple kitchen is the threshold to a high-ceilinged converted industrial space. To combat the challenge of losing the kitchen in such a large space, architects Graeme and Lilli of Burgess, Treep & Knight designed simple freestanding cabinetry out of solid French oak carefully proportioned to fit the space. To create warmth and appearance of age, the oak was kept natural to age and patina with time and use.
The simple utilitarian forms, proportion, and choice of wood and hardware take their influence from the Shaker movement, known for its paired back, crafted and hard-wearing aesthetic. Other features include a kitchen island with a stainless steel top and integrated deep sink, open oak shelving beneath the benchtops for ease of use, and an entrance-table cum sideboard to house all the everyday ‘stuff’ that can end up cluttering benchtops.
Design: Burgess, Treep & Knight
Photography: Karl Bayly