The Griffith project in Canberra, ACT, is a stunning architectural home created through a design collaboration between Sonja McAuliffe of Archertec Interiors, DNA Architects and Mass Constructions.
Unusual bridges, combined with see-through floors that offer a view of the pool below, were the starting point for the design of the kitchen, which required a strong design aesthetic to distinguish itself in the impressive house.
The assignment for McAuliffe and her team was to design a kitchen that pushed the boundaries of creativity, with interesting and intriguing details that would complement the architecture. It also had to be a functional kitchen with plenty of storage space, separate benches and enough space so that users could move comfortably around the various kitchen zones.
The Zip HydroTap Classic with filtered boiling and chilled water was one of the first items specified for the kitchen. The instant faucet has been specified in a bright chrome finish to compliment the other kitchen faucet.
Since the main kitchen faucet is a large model, the Zip HydroTap Classic, with its compact aesthetic, was the perfect counterweight. Safety was very important to the customer as there were three young children; Hence, instant access to filtered boiling and chilled water with a safety feature was of paramount importance.
The Zip HydroTap has been carefully positioned to ensure it is in a central location where it is easily accessible to encourage the family to drink more water.
Unusual bridges, combined with transparent floors with a view of the pool below, were the starting point for the design of the kitchen
The bridge concept is repeated in the kitchen’s long island bench, which is longer than a typical flagstone. In order to achieve the desired length of 6300mm without having noticeable joints that would compromise the continuous surface, the designers used three sections with arabescato marble on both ends and a central working zone for the sink and taps that made the necessary joints discreetly covert.
The main kitchen sink is mounted under the flagstone of the main island with a joinery underneath to cleverly hide the service and installation in the central area of the island.
A combination of white, gray and charcoal sets the overall tone of the kitchen, highlighted in sections with stunning wood veneer elements.
With its timeless and elegant ambience, the kitchen combines dynamic and contemporary elements that give this house a unique charm. The fully functional kitchen with lots of practical inclusions is an amazing space that matches the incredible visual feel of the house and really has the “wow” factor.
Photography: Adam McGrath of Hcreations