Client: Fitzroy Kitchen
Designer: Lisa Stewart
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Tucked away in a side street in busy Fitzroy, you could easily miss the entrance to this hidden gem (originally a commercial building from the late 1800’s); but as soon as you enter the secret vined garden, you’re in for a beautiful surprise.
The brief from the client was to keep the something of the existing space whilst definitely updating the kitchen that opens up to the brightly lit north facing terrace. This creative couple didn’t want to disturb the essence of the original building and sought to bring colour and interesting texture into the space whilst keeping it modern and functional. In keeping the natural brick wall as a feature (originally the external wall), it serves as a nod to the heritage of this cool building.
The option to go with pale blue oxide hue of the cabinetry certainly is a move away from the standard white or wood grain veneers and it serves to pull together the rawness of the exposed brick and the Signorino Tile gallery grey tiles used on an adjacent splashback behind the double sink and tap fitting.
A generous central island bench which houses deep drawers punctuated by the brushed brass handles, also serves as the central hang out when entertaining with friends and family and enjoying the northern vista.
With polished concrete flooring throughout the open living area, it is a beautiful mix of natural, raw and refined finishes that pulls the room together in a calm refrain against the busy-ness of the outside world.