A culmination of functionality and aesthetics, we explore the enduring appeal of under-counter ovens in this cross-section of kitchens from across the globe.
In this Sydney-side, semi-detached 20th-century terrace by Alexander & CO., a strong textural language has reinvigorated the home in a crisp, contemporary, yet family-friendly fashion. Placing emphasis on detail and consideration, Alexander &CO have renovated this young family’s home to perfection.
The kitchen is grounded in durable surfaces and a rich tapestry of tones, with washed oak flooring extending up to the cabinetry, lending warmth and integrity to the Carrara marble. A thoughtfully placed Smeg 60cm Classic Oven is contained in a recessed section of the kitchen’s floor-to-ceiling joinery. This alcove, alongside the inclusion of artwork, helps craft a unique focal point within this space and allows the white cabinetry under the kitchen counter to remain untouched, culminating in a cohesive design solution.
When it came to this family home’s addition and renovation, Studio Prineas’ mission was to create seamless communal spaces, providing a fluid connection with the outdoors whilst capturing natural light.
The kitchen space aptly achieves all of these elements. Creating a designated cooking hub at one end of the kitchen bench, the Smeg 60cm Classic Oven sits below the hob. A celebration of minimalism and detailing, the intentional placement of the under-counter oven ensures that it doesn’t interrupt the solid vertical joinery element or block the opportunity for natural light to filter into this space.
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