contemporary kitchen / lacquered wood / U-shaped / handleless
Forty minutes’ drive from Auckland, this Orewa beachfront home is a calm weekend retreat for its owners. It’s a tranquil place to relax, unwind and let the pressures of the week drift away – and their kitchen strikes just the right note.
The unique design of the Porsche Design Kitchen with its aluminium-framed cabinets creates a sense of engineered precision. It’s a modern, clean and bright look, especially with the light reflecting off the high-gloss finish. At the same time, the blue has warmth that’s comfortable to live with on cooler days and when the nights draw in. Compared with the previous kitchen, the new Poggenpohl design features deeper worktops, more storage and a cooler, more contemporary look. While the rear of the kitchen provides plenty of storage space in the tall units, the worktop that projects into the room is low, as is the living room furniture. This gives the room a greater sense of space and allows them to enjoy sea views while they’re preparing food or enjoying a coffee.