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Traditional panel doors and a hearth-style cooking centre define this new kitchen manufactured by Fyfe Kitchens

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Image of dark stained library shelving and cabinetry by Fyfe Kitchens.

Large masonry homes invariably have a commanding presence. And the solidity and permanence of the construction needs to be reflected on the interior.

This kitchen, in a new home designed by Mark Wilson of Masonry Design Solutions, reflects the enduring appeal of the architecture. Built by Fyfe Kitchens, it features a classical mix of new and old.

David Lee of Fyfe Kitchens says the kitchen complements the rest of the home's interior, but it has a strong visual presence in its own right.


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Image of dark stained library shelving and cabinetry by Fyfe Kitchens.

"The kitchen makes an impressive statement, and that is due to its size and design," he says. "The materials and colours won't date, which means the kitchen will keep its good looks for many years."

The kitchen's focal point is a hearth-style cooking centre. Other traditional influences include the tiled splashback, and frame-and-panel washed doors with beading and Heritage Hardware handles.

A contemporary accent is provided by the large island, which has a 60mm CaesarStone benchtop manufactured by Stone Warehouse. Negative detailing makes this appear to float above the base.

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Image of the kitchen designed by Fyfe kitchens which has been influenced though traditional and modern accents.

Fyfe Kitchens also built a scullery with a second kitchen, cabinets and shelving in the library, and all the bathroom vanities.

To contact Fyfe Kitchens, 225 Great South Rd, Greenlane, phone (09) 520 4752. Website: www.fyfekitchens.co.nz. Stone Warehouse, 11 Cowley Pl, Albany, phone (09) 415 0715. Website: www.stone.co.nz.

Story by: Trendsideas

23 Feb, 2009