Manor House Kitchen and Pantry
Contemporary furniture for a Manor House kitchen and pantry. Creating furniture to compliment ceiling height and existing panelling was key. So Martin sourced unique materials for this project.
This beautiful property had kept many of its original features, however was a little tired and in need of modernising. The clients wanted to move the kitchen from a lower basement to the first floor. This would be more practical with four young children. It would also enjoy the amazing views from many windows. The client commissioned Martin, due to his extensive experience of working on period and listed buildings. Martin was able to show empathetic solutions for other projects in similar properties. Being conscious of the high ceilings, panelling and shuttered windows, Martin was keen to highlight these features. By going to a contemporary style rather than traditional furniture, he was able to create a practical modern kitchen. Sourcing unusual materials and clean lines, the outcome is attractive and empathetic. The open plan space is perfect for living and dining. The kitchen space is separated by two island units one with a teppanyaki and innovative Bora extraction. The down draft extraction, removed the need for ceiling ducts, which were impossible due to ceiling voids and cornice. The other island incorporates a sink and food preparation area. In the dining area there is a bespoke table, designed by Martin and made by Chiselwood. The stepped pedestal base is painted in Little Greene Mid Azure Green and toped in Rosslyn by Cambria. Woven brass finish trim is a design feature below the table surface. Pendant lights by Curiousa & Curiousa are positioned above both central islands and beautiful dining table. The butlers pantry located behind the kitchen space is of a more traditional format. By having low cupboards, sink and worktop with walls of shelving, the space is perfect for storage and additional food preparation.