Avoca Beach Home

Retirees make a splash with this dazzling beachfront kitchen renovation.

Client Brief:

This penthouse, beachfront apartment is owned by a retiree couple looking to make a grand statement. In a modern building with commanding beachfront views the existing kitchen felt dark and outdated. They wanted a fully equipped and spacious entertainers kitchen to host family and friends, with a traditional feel to reflect their personalities. Elevated, luxurious finishes, state of the art appliances and lots of display space to showcase their precious travel memorabilia were must-haves. The couple are third-time clients.

high-end materials

Focal Design Features:

Nothing says coastal luxury like the Hamptons. This framed Hamptons style kitchen perfectly marries coastal with traditional. Understated elegance and simplicity are achieved by pairing back the moulding and embellishments.

A statement island takes centre stage. It is large, featuring a raised centre servery with seating. The remaining island space is separated for food preparation, display and substantial under bench storage.

State of the art appliances, including a Wolf oven and stove, SubZero fridge and bar fridge and Meile dishwasher, make this upmarket kitchen renovation ready to host many wonderful dinner parties with friends and family.

A modern kitchen with dark gray cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and a large island with a marble countertop

Overcoming Design Challenges:

A clever white on white palette helps create a sense of light, space and luxury to this apartment kitchen. The viewers eye is able to focus on the scale, and the detailed joinery. The cabinets feature soft, hand painted finishes creating a gorgeously calm space.

Display cabinetry not only create wonderful opportunities for the clients to display their favourite items, but it enhances the luxurious Hamptons style and elevates the overall interest for the viewer.