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We understand that every individual client has a vision to make their dream home a reality and uniquely their own. Our duty is to honour that dream with the care, energy and uncompromising attention to detail required to make it a reality.
The kitchen has been designed with clean lines and a fresh palette to offer a perfectly quiet and uncluttered working arrangement. With the hob and prep area next to each other, one can prepare the food near the sink and bin areas and then move directly to the hob to cook. The fridge and grocery cupboard are located directly behind the prep station and the oven, steamer and warmer are directly behind the hob. I included a tea/ coffee/ breakfast station in a pocket door, which also stores crockery and glasses that are easily accessible.
Our bulthaup laminate worktop is easy to clean and water resistant. The crisp white finish has a calming effect as it sits quietly in the space, while still making a statement within the setting. The monobloc island is a sculptural piece that gives form to the space. This incredibly smooth surface envelopes the kitchen furniture to create a uniform design piece that simply takes your breath away.
An extensive re-modelling of the entire house undertaken by Domum’s Director of Design, Ramón Casadó, added a contemporary feel to a classic, original, thatched-home.
The spectacular, luxury bulthaup kitchen is the main feature of the house. Capturing the essence of a home centred around family and outdoor living, the kitchen area is covered by a glass conservatory, with steel doors and windows, bringing the outside into the eating area with its high-thatched roof, and beautiful wood floors.
Using bulthaup’s most exclusive b3 range, the kitchen features a wide island with plenty of storage on both sides and an extended breakfast bar for casual dining. The work surfaces are high-end matte laminate that is beautiful, durable and stain-resistant. The top of the range professional-level Gaggenau ovens are perfect for a passionate chef, and include an oven, a steam oven, and a warming drawer. Tall cabinets in grey aluminium contain the main integrated appliances. The Siemens fridge and Liebherr freezer with icemaker both use the latest e-touch technology. Pocket doors have been used to hide small appliances. The main preparation area features both a large basin and an energy saving Siemens induction hob. Electrical sockets and USB ports for charging phones, laptops, and ipads installed under the breakfast bar, are the finishing touches that make this a space for modern-day living.
The brief was to design an open plan kitchen for a young family of 6 who enjoy cooking and entertaining. Thus the language of this kitchen had to be functional, durable and spatially well planned.
I wanted to capture the essence of Africa through the finishes and also bring into the kitchen some of the natural elements outside, visible through the windows. The bulthaup solid walnut has a natural flowery pattern and this, combined with our durable grey laminate, provided the perfect palette. The kitchen island was placed on a sassy black and white hexagonal custom cut tiled ‘carpet’ ideal for easy-cleaning, after messy meal times.
bulthaup manages to achieve a solid wooden finish with their fine 13mm door thickness by applying a thin layer of stainless steel between the solid wood to keep the door rigid. This ingenious detail prevents natural warping and is the perfect example of their careful consideration and precision which gives our clients years of use and enjoyment in their kitchen.
The finishes were dark and to reduce the weight in the kitchen, I used our wall hung system against the back wall, giving the ergonomically planned space a feeling of ‘lightness’.
The kitchen appliances are easily accessible from the two work stations and can be on display or closed off when the kitchen is not in use.
The overall result is a fully functional, lively family kitchen which retains an elegant furniture feel within the space.
The owner’s brief was to preserve the unique character of the home while bringing light into the interior spaces, especially to the kitchen area located in the basement of the house. The architect created a double volume in the dining area, producing an amazing sense of height in an otherwise compact space.
Using the bulthaup b1 range, my design made the kitchen island the focal point – the area where the cooking and entertaining would happen. The back wall houses the storage units, the fridges and the ovens. In the corner there is a breakfast area which also accommodates the small appliances. The sink area is facing the triple volume court yard, benefiting from the abundance of natural light.
The resultant skilful use of space and light makes this small townhouse a delight in which to live and entertain friends while enjoying the spectacular views of the ocean.
Mindful of respecting their line of thinking, I matched the kitchen backdrop to the off-white walls. The seamless wall of furniture was perfectly suited to incorporating our stunning pocket doors to great effect, thus hiding the sink and coffee area. This allowed the unique bulthaup b3 monobloc island to stand alone, as a sculptural piece in its own right. As the day progresses the light bounces off the island’s aluminium finishes creating its own mood. The different light levels diffuse off the surface to bring out varying characteristics of the bronze aluminium; sometimes glowing, sometimes becoming darker.
The bar area was a real triumph of mixing finishes in a simple yet effective way. By using the bulthaup b2 bench I kept the materials very ‘honest’ – the stainless steel and solid walnut work wonderfully against the monolithic concrete wine wall and the shuttered concrete. The joinery behind this wall was very simple, with a walnut niche to house a wonderful collection of spirits and bar accessories, and there is even a subtle doorway into a storage area.
The result is a fascinatingly modern home full of shifting light patterns and mosaics created by nature’s interaction with the best use of modern materials.