An imposing brick fireplace once stood between the dining room and small kitchen at the rear of the existing house. Removing this structure and relocating the kitchen to the heart of the house has achieved a more rational layout and opened up the house to views of the vine wall in the courtyard.
A long skylight was added above the kitchen to flood the room with natural light, which is also subtly reflected in the grey cabinetry. In lieu of a large fireplace, the space is now grounded by the timber island bench, the new gathering place for the young family.
Builder: Wyatt Projects Structural Engineer: Burgess Arnott & Grava Photographer: Vikram Hingmire