A high rise apartment in Sydney with showstopping curved oak paneling plus a glassed-in extension.
One of the more interesting minimalist kitchens I’ve encountered features bold horizontal curved oak planks on a dividing wall [top]. The gray-oiled color reminds me of old French Limosin oak wine barrels. Actually, the radius curve is made possible by special wood planks made by mafi, an Austrian supplier of timber planks and oiled flooring with distribution in Australia. Extending from the entry of the open-plan apartment around and into the cooking-dining space, the paneling covers the interior wall and becomes a general backdrop. A central island has an induction cooktop set flush, and a base clad in matching oak planks. The aesthetic is to keep things looking smooth and even the box-shaped vent hood hews to minimalist lines. On the non-business side of the island, the sleek white counter has a ledge with seating for casual meals.
Flush planked doors conceal two storage pantries. The door to the master bedroom suite lies just beyond the curved oak wall.
Adjacent to the pantries it’s possible to see light peeking from a flush double door that conceals a home office, which is an interior room. The apartment has a rather eccentric floor plan that could be described as the shape of a fan with the curved part cut straight. The kitchen occupies the center and the aisle also functions as a passageway from one side of the apartment to the other.
Tucked into a center niche on the far wall of the kitchen, a double sink sits alongside a pair of Miele ovens. The glare on the left side results from the glassed in extension that encloses the center section of a long terrace.
Because the core of the kitchen is so dramatic, the greenhouse side comes as such a surprise. This night view shows the long dining table that sits beneath the greenhouse-style extension which must offer spectacular views early in the morning and at sunset.
Standing in the living room, it’s easy to see the wall of windows that runs the length of the apartment with a stunning amount of daylight flooding the kitchen, where travertine tile takes over from sisal. The apartment is the work of CM Studio’s dynamic young design team of Christopher Glanville and Megan Burns, who have been collaborating since 2012. When I die and go to heaven in Australia, I hope they will accept me as a client.
(Source: CM Studio)
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