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Mount Hawthorn Luxury Modern Renovation Addition Seamus Ryan Architects

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Designed by Seamus Ryan Architects and built by Kre8 Constructions, this is a kitchen where “slaving over a hot stove” never looked more enticing.

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The previous cooking space — a dark kitchen with a questionable layout, insufficient storage and poor functionality — did not do the existing home justice. As part of an open-plan extension filled with functional spaces and earthy finishes, the new kitchen is light and luscious.

“The open- plan kitchen, dining and living space overlooks the garden and pool with natural finishes and light-filled open areas which create an instant sense of calm,” project architect Seamus Ryan explains.

“The space has its own unique ‘get away feel.”

A feature skylight hovers above the kitchen island, illuminating the area and craning necks in the process. “The open ceiling has been recessed in a number of key locations, allowing for Velux skylights and stained-timber batten ceilings,” Seamus explains. “The kitchen’s circular opening in the lower crisp-white ceiling allowed for a large offset skylight.”

“We love the Feature Skylight nestled into the white ceiling.”

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A sneaky benchtop window that intensifies the sense of depth and space joins the circular skylight in a mission to infiltrate the area with sunlight.

Placed below the bookshelf, the window naturally highlights the workbench and offers glimpses of the manicured garden. Finally, and most importantly, the northern 12m glazed stacking wall that sits adjacent to the kitchen drenches the area in light and takes advantage of the sunny orientation.

The stark white ceiling is complemented by darker surfaces and fixtures, such as the black surface- mount Pip cylinder light and dark-brown Bottega oak cabinetry, as well as the Silba Grey marble kitchen island and benchtops.

“The design’s simple layout has been layered with architectural details, quality materials and luxurious finishes,” Seamus notes. Indeed, his proclivity for quality over quantity is evident when appraising the Seville Silver Limestone floors and high-end appliances, including Oliveri sink and tap and Miele oven, cooktop and fridges.

Coming in at $4500 per square metre, the project has been completed with exceptional finishes and superior attention to detail.

Editor’s Favourite;

“The use of a window overlooking foliage instead of a splashback”

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