Instead of creating a new home from the ground up, in this project, Kingsley Developments redeveloped an existing property, completely transforming it as per the owner’s specifications.
Hinged collaborated with Kingsley Developments on the open-plan kitchen/diner and home bar, which flow from one to the other. Given their proximity, the furniture in each room could be different but complementary finishes were a necessity.
Inspired by the home in which it resides, the kitchen design is a fusion of traditional and contemporary, combined in complete harmony. Elegant in-frame cabinetry and dovetail walnut drawers sit side by side with luxury statement appliances such as a double-width range cooker from Wolf and a full-height wine fridge, fridge-freezer and refrigerated drawers from Sub-Zero. Slabs of Neolith sit atop the base cabinets, spilling up the walls and through to the bar area for greater effect.
This kitchen was created to entertain. The huge island is the perfect centrepiece around which to gather and includes a breakfast bar at one end. Crowning the island is a spectacular, 100mm-thick worktop, created from Neolith in Mont Blanc. Hinged worked with Dukestone of Cornwall, a highly experienced worktop fabricator, to ensure that the delicate grain continues, uninterrupted, across both the horizontal and vertical surfaces. The cabinets below were custom-made at a reduced height, to accommodate the beautiful, statement piece of stone and ensure its level matched that of the surrounding cabinetry.
Above the Wolf range cooker is a custom-made extractor. Hinged commissioned Westin to create a cooker hood that could match the size, style and sheer power of the cooker below and the resulting product ticks every box to the full.
At one corner of the kitchen is a shallow, timber staircase, which provides easy access to the home bar. The bar is large and all-encompassing, accommodating everything from an ice-maker to a temperature-controlled wine cabinet.
Tinted, glazed doors hold every shape of glass imaginable, lit from above by internal spotlights. The double-height cabinets create extra impact and provide a great excuse to use the bespoke ‘library ladder’, beautifully made by Devon-based craftsmen Andrew Nebbett Designs. A matching footrail spans the front of the bar for additional comfort.
The bar cabinetry has been crafted around the unusual shape of the room itself, utilising as much space as possible for storage. The chosen finish is uniquely tactile and represents a curious mix of the dark and light grey hues seen in the kitchen. Sitting atop the peninsular bar is a 100mm-deep, Antique Zinc countertop, designed to withstand even the wildest of parties.
Sub-Zero appliances contain elevated technology, such as an air purification system that removes ethylene gas and odour every 20 minutes. Microprocessors counteract fluctuations in temperature, enabling appliances to maintain their temperature to within 1 degree of their appointed setting.
The Wolf range cooker used here, boasts ovens that not only roast but proof, broil, warm and dehydrate. There is even a Gourmet setting, featuring nearly 50 presets of its own.
Kitchen Door Style/Colour: In-frame shaker style, smooth painted in Light Grey & Graphite
Kitchen Drawers: Walnut Dovetail
Kitchen Worktop: Neolith in Mont Blanc (worktops, upstands, splashback)
Bar Door Style: Anthracite Metal Rock and Tinted Glass
Bar Worktop: Neolith Mont Blanc and Antique Zinc