From the Murray River to Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
Mar 31, 2022 3:30am
Dining with a view? It doesn’t have to be reserved for a night out, as the designers of these luxurious cooking hubs would attest. And it’s not just the beauty of the outside that makes these rooms so enviable, the design inside is a sight to behold too.
Whether it’s the sparkling waters of Sydney Harbour from Quay, the picturesque countryside from Victoria’s Brae or the energic sights of the Brisbane river from Three Blue Ducks, there’s a lot to be said for a enjoying a meal with a side of scenery. But you don’t need to be located near a landmark or enviable location to create a showroom kitchen, a chef-worthy space is also about good design. Step inside these eight culinary spaces, which are both a feast for the eyes and the palate.
Architecture meets nature at this Brazilian residence by architectural firm Jacobsen Arquitetura, where the freijó timber kitchen marries seamlessly with the outdoors. Unobtrusive appliances also ensure the eye is not interrupted. Here, a Gaggenau combi-microwave oven 400 series to turn a cook into a seasoned chef – making this hub one of the most sought-after dining destinations.
The dazzling colours of the riverbank are reflected in this houseboat’s interiors. Situated on Murray River, the galley kitchen features cabinetry in Laminex Bayleaf teamed with leather-recessed pull handles for a coastal aesthetic to suit the surrounds.
On a bush block close to Brisbane city, architect Shaun Lockyer designed this modern and flexible cook’s kitchen. Featuring grey ironbark joinery and Altair Powerlouvre motorised louvres from Breezway installed at ceiling height for efficient ventilation, it effortlessly sees the kitchen work double-duty for entertaining outdoors or in.
Creating a connection with the outdoors was one of the major objectives for this Parsley Bay home, located in Sydney’s east. Designed by architect and interior designer Brooke Aitken, the kitchen is flooded with natural light while the all-white aesthetic ensures the view is always the focus.
You can’t go past a classic, and this historic Sydney home has classic charm in spades. A vaulted ceiling with exposed beams complements the Silestone kitchen benchtops – which are designed for easy clean-up – while antique pendant lights from France hang overhead and old English tapware adds traditional character.