Buildings reflect the social etiquette of the time of their inception, making many heritage homes incompatible with today’s less discreet, popularised lifestyle. A hundred years ago when this original stone cottage was built the food preparation area was ultimately a functional space. Segregated accordingly and not intended to invite guests to socialise.
It follows that the brief for this project was to make the kitchen area more social and connected to the main living area. The design resolution resulted in completely refurbishing the kitchen and opening it up to the dining / living area. The new kitchen incorporated built in seating and a voyeuristic translucent glass pantry.
Mindful of respecting the building’s heritage, the design establishes a clear physical delineation between pass and present.