Georgian Village House
Lamberhurst Down, Kent
Grade II Listed Georgian Village House
The owners of this Grade II Listed Georgian village house wanted a bespoke, handmade kitchen that would be both spacious, yet cosy, all at the same time.
To design a spacious, yet cosy, kitchen for two keen cooks who wanted to include a traditional range cooker by Aga alongside a Gaggenau oven stack, a BORA hob and a Tepan.
When our clients first viewed this property, they fell in love with its stunning period features and so we carefully considered every element of the design to ensure we created a space which celebrated and enhanced the original beams, timber pillars and sash windows.
After installation we hand painted the in-frame furniture in two contrasting grey tones on the cabinet doors, with a darker shade on the island to complement the two large timber pillars which bookend it, and a lighter hue around the perimeter of the room.
We wanted to make the most of the original sash windows which allow light to flood into the kitchen and so we introduced a window seat with an oak top and underneath storage. To create the feel of a cosy nook (perfect for morning coffee or an evening glass of wine!), we built two double door appliance garages with bi-folding doors either side of the central window with bi-folding doors which fold back to reveal even more storage complete with internal lighting, electrical power points and solid oak shelves.
To ensure the kitchen was equally as beautiful on the inside, we also considered cupboard interiors very carefully and included a a mix of solid oak drawers, cutlery inserts and the inclusion of a bespoke solid oak knife block, cleverly concealed within a drawer.
Our clients chose a beautiful grey Aga cooker which we positioned at the end of a run of handmade cabinetry and in front of 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 we also designed a space for an array of modern appliances, including an oven stack by Gaggenau, a venting hob by BORA and an instant boiling water tap from Quooker.
This was a fantastic project to work on and the challenge of marrying the modern, minimalist appliances with the original architectural features of the property and the Aga range cooker made it a rewarding challenge. The clients were keen to keep clutter to a minimum and were delighted with the way in which we designed bespoke storage solutions hidden inside the cabinetry to achieve their wish.
It was a pleasure to return to the property shortly after the completion of the kitchen project to design and build a media wall and home office.