Dignan St, Point Chevalier
Having an overall understanding of the architectural style and the lifestyle of the residing family was fundamental in successfully delivering this extensive fitout. It included the kitchen, kitchen furniture, scullery, bathroom, ensuite, powder room, laundry, library, home cinema room and kid’s study. It took six months from start to finish, with three months fabrication and physical installation. No small feat.
In the kitchen the hero is the stunning island with a Corian benchtop. Beneath this is a set of drawers that can be accessed from one side. They show off a batten feature that required meticulous attention to detail to maintain uniformity. The handles here, as well as on the cabinets by the cooktop, comprise of 4 pieces and are custom made by Form Design, fabricated to create a streamlined look to avoid any protruding parts. The glass splashback is seamless and doubles up as a whiteboard. Surrounding the splashback are custom made cabinets made from American white oak with a dark stain.
The kitchen also features furniture designed and custom made by Form Design. The dining table, made of solid American ash with a polyurethane finish, is complemented by built in seating in a snakeskin detail.
The bathroom and laundry take finishing cues from each other with as much attention to detail in the laundry as in the bathroom. In the bathroom a man made veneer was used on the cabinetry with a granite benchtop. The beautiful butlers sink in the laundry is a single stainless steel benchtop with the sink formed into it.
While the exterior materials used for the bathroom and laundry are different, their internal cabinetry uses a ply laminated with HPL (High Pressure Laminate). This delivers a much more robust product, perfect for high moisture prone areas such as these.
The library provided installation challenges as the spacing was tight and it needed to accommodate deep pile carpeting as well as a sloped roof. To create a harder wearing shelving solution, they are made from melamine with stained solid timber facings to match the melamine.