Situated on picturesque Lake Monger Drive in West Leederville, this architecturally designed home required a kitchen befitting its contemporary interior. It had to be equipped for living and entertaining, using the home’s simple, elegant aesthetic as inspiration for the design.
Jason Levin of Dean Kitchens was charged with the job of designing a bright, white, minimalist kitchen. It needed to integrate seamlessly into the open plan living space, which essentially provided an enormous, horizontal, blank canvas – ideal for a spacious galley kitchen.
The home faces Lake Monger and floor-to-ceiling windows are designed to maximise the stunning views. In his kitchen design, Jason complemented these views and the light, airy space by using a crisp, white-on-white colour scheme. Feature urban grey panels provide a colour accent as does vibrant wall art from Arq Artworks.
User friendliness and plenty of storage were an essential requirement in the kitchen design, as were the highest specifications in terms of both materials and workmanship.
The kitchen features a tall wall containing a large pantry-cum-appliance storage area, while existing ceiling heights determined the dimensions of the custom-made cabinets – they needed to fit under the feature bulkhead along the cooking wall.
The impressive island features 120mm thick CaesarStone complete with 120mm waterfall ends and a glass splashback under the breakfast bar. It is extremely functional with two square-line sinks, an integrated dishwasher, microwave, cutlery drawers and seating for up to four people.
In keeping with the strong horizontal lines, the kitchen features mainly drawers, which adds functionality and creates an abundance of storage.
Aluminium feature framework to the glass overhead cabinets was placed horizontally to continue the aesthetic and top-of-the-range European appliances and Hettich hardware were used throughout.
LED lighting under the overhead cabinetry illuminates the work zone and creates a stunning ambience.