A coastal lo­ca­tion asks for a re­laxed, open ap­proach to de­sign.

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Were there any de­sign re­stric­tions.

SHANE GE­ORGE It had to ad­here to a foot­print on the plans, in­clud­ing the lo­ca­tion of the is­land, and sit com­fort­ably in a liv­ing space that con­tained the din­ing and liv­ing ar­eas

What ar­chi­tec­tural fea­tures needed to be con­sid­ered? The raked ceil­ing and the im­por­tance of cen­tring the is­land un­der the apex of the roofline Also, the large scale of the room, the ceil­ing height and wall of con­tin­u­ous glass doors

There’s a lot of stor­age here. Tell us about that. This is a hol­i­day home for a cou­ple and vis­it­ing fam­ily Its re­mote lo­ca­tion means it’s good to have plenty of stor­age to save on trips to the store The cab­i­netry along the back wall con­ceals a bar that func­tions as a drinks area, with glass stor­age above and a fridge be­low In the same bank of cab­i­netry, there’s a pantry with bench­top, sink and open shelves It’s a great work cen­tre, with a boil­ing-wa­ter tap for hot drinks, and ev­ery­day stor­age The wood-grain fin­ish looks good when it’s open, but the doors can be closed off to keep the area look­ing tidy

Did the water­front set­ting and light, open-plan lay­out in­flu­ence your choice of ma­te­ri­als and colour pal­ette?

Yes The taupe-grey and bronzed metal­lic paint fin­ishes, cou­pled with leathered gran­ite sur­faces, pro­vide a foil to the bright sea­side set­ting The en­tire room feels calm and warm

What as­pect of the kitchen are you most happy with?

I like the sym­me­try and the way the kitchen sides away down the hall­way I also like the blend of ma­te­ri­als, which bring a slightly moody feel to the scheme

Tell us about the fin­ish on the pan­els above the hobs.

This is ‘Me­tal­ier’, a metal paint fin­ish that has a fan­tas­tic aged patina

Ap­pli­ances Fisher & Paykel oven, gas hob, DishDraw­ers and un­der-counter wine cabi­net Bench­tops ‘Cos­mic Black’ gran­ite with leather fin­ish and stain­less steel Cab­i­netry Re­sene ‘Cougar’ polyurethane with ‘Me­tal­ier Canyon Raw’ fea­tures Hard­ware Hafele and Blum Light­ing Pen­dants by Flos Sinks ‘Cay­man’ by Aquis from Burns & Fer­rall Splash­back White tiles Tap­ware ‘Elio’ in black by Dorn­bracht

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