There is a reason why the kitchen is called the heart of the home. It’s the place where people gather, where families share their first meals and say goodnight to each other before they go to bed. It’s where memories are made and relationships forged over the breaking of bread. And although we’ve been privy to some seriously special kitchens in our time, this exquisite example, built as part of a townhouse renovation in New York and finished with an enviable line-up of innovative Fisher & Paykel appliances, is right up there.
The owner, a designer herself, has realised a space that manages to maintain an extensive footprint while retaining its intimate feel. Surrounded by floor-to-ceiling casement windows and bi-fold doors that lead from the kitchen out to a deck, it exemplifies indoor-outdoor living in a contemporary, urban context. As well as offering views to the outside, the windows serve to bathe the space in soft, natural light, causing the detailing of the unhoned marble benchtops — with exquisite, undulating veins that create movement and depth — to shine against the navy blue palette of the framed cabinetry.
But aside from its obvious aesthetic attributes, it’s the state-of-the-art Fisher & Paykel appliances, hidden within the DNA of this kitchen that really take it to another level. A Fisher & Paykel Integrated CoolDrawer™ Multitemperature drawer can be accessed by pulling the brass handle on one of the smooth, cabinet doors.
An integrated, Fisher & Paykel French Door Fridge Freezer opens unexpectedly from one of the cupboards opposite the stoic, square island, a study in understated refinement.
Similarly, a Fisher & Paykel Integrated DishDrawer™ has been installed near the sink, to ensure that even when in use, this kitchen never loses its dramatic, designer identity.