Heritage grandeur and slick minimalism gel harmoniously within the refurbished kitchen and butler’s pantry of this Sydney harbour-side residence.

The inherited aesthetics of the kitchen and adjoining dining area with its original parquetry flooring, ornate mouldings and bevelled door frames set the tone for the redesign. Requiring an understated functionality so as not to detract from these period features, the kitchen and panty’s overall palette is a soft arctic grey with numerous tactile finishes injecting both rooms with a subtly refined gravitas.

Solid Macaubus Quartzite weighs upon the kitchen’s custom-made central island bench with rock-solid appeal. Together with its lower corner shelf detail and the splashbacks lining the stovetop and pantry’s sink, the stone’s silvery grain animates the monochromatic space creating focal points between the two adjoining rooms.

Elegant materials including the marble and a prominent custom-designed solid Oak handle boldly attached to the concealed fridge cupboard door blend artfully with the satin-finished Polyurethane joinery incorporating custom-built cupboards, drawers and shelves housing exposed and hidden appliances. The sum of these combined features reveals nothing short of a modern classic upgrade.

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