This Grade II Listed Georgian village house needed a bespoke, handmade kitchen that would be both spacious yet cosy all at the same time.
Every element of the design has been carefully considered, to ensure a space that celebrates and enhances the beautiful, period features that our clients fell in love with when they bought the property.
The original timber beams are just one of the many charms, and in the kitchen these are supported by two large timber pillars. These pillars have been used to ‘bookend’ the bespoke island, allowing both the new and the original design elements to sit harmoniously side by side.
Elsewhere, original sash windows are positioned at various intervals – allowing plenty of light into the room. In order to truly celebrate this feature, we have introduced a window seat with an oak top and underneath storage. A lovely place to pause with a cup of coffee. Either side of this window are two double door appliance garages with bi-folding doors, revealing even more storage including internal lighting, electrical power points and solid oak shelves.
In one corner of the room, you will find a grey Aga with a stunning marbled quartz splashback which stretches up to a floating oak shelf included in lieu of a chimney breast. To complement the traditional Aga you will also find an array of modern appliances including an oven stack by Gaggenau, a venting hob by BORA and an instant boiling water tap from Quooker.
Cupboard interiors have been carefully considered too, with a mix of solid oak drawers, cutlery inserts and the inclusion of a bespoke solid oak knife block, cleverly concealed within a drawer.
Our brief was to design a functional kitchen that celebrated the period features of the property while also incorporating the conveniences of modern life. Both our clients love to cook and wanted a kitchen that combined a traditional Aga alongside a Gaggenau oven stack, a BORA and a Tepan.
Throughout the design, the handmade, door in-frame furniture has been hand-painted in two contrasting grey tones. A darker shade on the island, with a paler hue around the perimeter. The subtle aesthetic further complements the original period features, allowing them to truly shine.
This bespoke kitchen design has everything you would expect from a modern kitchen, high-end appliances and clever storage solutions sit side by side with period details and sympathetic design considerations. The end result is a beautiful kitchen which both celebrates and enhances the original architectural features of the property, while also supporting our clients busy lifestyle.