The key brief from our client was to design a ‘lived-in’ modern kitchen, albeit detailed to the highest specifications in terms of integrated appliances and use of materials. We realized this seemingly unplanned and eclectic style by combining walnut, oak and green slate with bold accents of yellow and the bespoke cabinetry, while fitted throughout, has been detailed to retain the look of individual pieces of furniture.
A full-height pantry is one of several focal points in the layout: made in solid and custom-veneered oak, it features custom-fabricated stainless steel handles, integrated refrigeration and downlighting. Adjacent to the pantry is a long elevation made in solid and custom-veneered walnut with the principle work surface, ledge and splashbacks in green Cumbrian slate – bespoke features include floating shelves and a pullout work surface fitted to the corner alcove. The elevation houses a full complement of integrated appliances including a warming drawer, 5-burner gas hob, two single ovens, under-counter double fridge drawers and dishwasher.
Last but not least is the breakfast prep area and crockery storage in oak and hand-painted birch plywood. The upper cabinet features an integrated bread bin with tambour door while the lower cabinet houses pullout crockery trays. Alongside, in matching materials, is a fitted window seat adjoined to a full-height storage cupboard.
- Materials: Solid and custom-veneered oak, solid and custom-veneered walnut, green Cumbrian slate, stainless steel, hand-painted birch plywood
- Appliances & Fitments: Gaggenau 5-burner gas hob and 2 single ovens, Wolf warming drawer, Sub-Zero double refrigerator drawers, Miele Mastercool Fridge Freezer and dishwasher – all integrated. Quooker boiling water tap, Dornbracht kitchen tap with spray
- JT Design: Mid-Century & Custom Bespoke
- Project architect: Adams & Collingwood
- Private client
“At the Abingdon Road project Jack Trench Ltd embraced both the client’s and architect’s specific requirements - the result was a delightful kitchen that is loved by all.”
Rob Adams, Adams + Collingwood Architects