Stanley Point Kitchen
Design: Gunnar Friese
Photography: Jamie Cobel
With the existing concrete floor staying, the new kitchen had to cover the footprint of the old kitchen for this Stanley point family home. During the initial meeting at the client’s house, the words “breakfast pantry with a place for our coffee machine and separate bar area” were mentioned, also the colour white. But only on my way out we talked about it would be cool to do something with timber slats, designer Gunnar Friese remembers.
For the meeting we sat down at this beautiful oak timber table, which stuck in my head when I was thinking about materials and ideas for the project.
The working side of the kitchen is kept mainly white with painted drawer fronts, white benchtops and splashbacks with light grey veining. Even the two ovens have white glass fronts. Only the two sinks with taps and the flush-mounted induction cooktop are contrasting black. On the other side the tall units have oak timber fronts with custom recessed handles for a minimalistic look. Hidden behind the five pocket doors are one bar area with integrated drinks fridge, breakfast pantry for coffee machine and small appliances on internal benchtop, tall fridge and separate freezer. Opposite to the wall ovens tower the Blum space tower pantry provides lots of storage for the family home.
Now we are thinking about a new kitchen for the clients Matakana home.