property at Palm Street is well designed to optimize its outlook overlooking
Cleveland Bay. The brief from the owners was user friendly, open plan and best
utilization of space. As you can see from the before shots, walls featured
heavily in this space.
challenge with this project was open plan. The existing walls posed a major
problem as they were load bearing. Although it would not be evident to an
observer now, it was extremely difficult to achieve this end point particularly
if you look at the bulkheads. Because of the alignment, we had to run a large
UB front to rear concealing the support columns in the walls with footings 1m
square. In this way we were able to connect the intersecting upper level floor supports
into this main bearer and then designing a bulkhead around the kitchen to
embrace these parts, otherwise the bulkhead lines that were not negotiable
would have looked quite odd in this space. The end result was total optimization of the lower level kitchen, living
and dining area.
itself with its angulated island bench features very clever storage with an
elegant caesar stone top and waterfall edges. LED lighting has been
strategically placed to highlight its features. The kitchen cabinetry and
layout largely speaks for itself. Well positioned to access all elements from a
central point with easy serviceability to both the living and formal dining
area. Nice lighting and not overstated.
impressive item, albeit an appliance, is the still and sparkling water
dispensing unit. A whisky drinkers dream!
were extremely pleased with the outcome and I must confess a pleasure to work