DESIGN: Barr Kitchens/clients
BRIEF: Our clients asked us to work with them to reconfigure the kitchen quarters of their Georgian property. Reinstating the pantry and scullery, which adjoin the kitchen, would provide a suite of rooms which allow for modern efficiency, while staying faithful to the property’s original structure and layout. The kitchen would be neutral in tone, complimenting the restored Cotswold stone walls which bookend the space. The pantry and scullery would follow the same traditional cabinetry style as the main kitchen, while each would retain its own character as a separate visual and functional entity.
CABINETRY: Traditional Shaker-style cabinetry, with a bespoke slimline profile, is painted in a combination of Farrow & Ball’s Off White and Old White, complimenting original architectural features of the kitchen, which are painted in Slipper Satin. Cabinets and drawers throughout exhibit oak veneered ply internals, with a natural lacquer finish, configured to client requirements. A central dresser-style cabinet conceals a breakfast station behind retractable bi-folding doors. Door and drawer fronts to the island and laundry/boot room exhibit a flat-fronted tongue and groove style, matched to the tongue and groove wall panelling in the pantry. Cabinetry throughout is dressed with bronze Corston knobs and fine bar handles, and hung with soft-close, matt black Blum hinges. Cabinetry in the pantry and laundry/boot room is painted in Farrow & Ball Smoked Trout and Treron respectively.
FITTINGS: Matched eye-level conventional and steam ovens by Wolf, a Miele hob with central downdraft extraction, and an integrated American-style fridge-freezer by Fisher & Paykel, provide state-of-the-art cooking and refrigeration. A large traditional butlers sink by Shaws of Darwen is served by a Quooker Classic Fusion tap in a patinated brass finish. In the laundry/boot room, twin Miele washing machine and tumble dryers are built-in at functional height for maximum efficiency.