Australian House & Garden


Brooke Aitken (right) & Delphine Hernot Brooke Aitken Design, Ultimo, NSW; (02) 9212 6262 or brookeaitk­


This streamline­d kitchen is part of a larger addition to a century-old weatherboa­rd cottage in Sydney’s inner west. The contempora­ry extension was designed to integrate with the old, achieving a 1920s feel with its curved forms and strong black and white aesthetic. “The back of the house was demolished to add another floor underneath that connected the house to the garden,” says architect and interior designer, Brooke Aitken. “Raising the height of the kitchen and designing the architectu­ral addition with fine steel doors, this space feels like it is on the bow of a boat, where the occupants can stand and survey all around.”

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