KWD carefully restored the front part of this family home, painted soft grey to link with the new extension. A curved archway references the openings from the original home, now reinterpreted in a smooth, plastered finish, leading into the monochrome kitchen at the rear of the home. Kate Walker says one of the critical components of the clients’ brief was for a sense of surprise in the kitchen. “The extension is quite a juxtaposition to the original home. You walk into the kitchen from the hallway, and you have to turn around to view the space, so we wanted to make it a spin-worthy design,” Kate says.
Bringing this ‘spin worthy’ design vision to life, KWD experimented with scale and proportion in the oversized Super-White Dolomite-clad rangehood – what Kate dubs as the ‘piece-de-resistance’ of the kitchen. “While it is a very classic way to design a rangehood, we made it look ultra-modern with the supersized scale of it,” Kate Walker says. “It wasn’t until it was installed that we grasped what an amazing feat of engineering it was, and the impact the incredible scale of the rangehood would have,” she adds.