Manly Kitchen

In their quest to breathe new life into their newly purchased Manly home, the homeowners embarked on a kitchen renovation journey that epitomizes modern elegance and functionality. With one of the homeowners being an interior designer, they played a pivotal role in selecting the color scheme and materials, drawing inspiration from the quintessential Australian Paperbark tree visible down the hallway. To bring their vision to life, they enlisted the expertise of Vagn Madsen, a renowned designer at Dan Kitchens, to handle the design and detailing.
The transformation began with the homeowners commissioning Dan Kitchens to design the kitchen through their Design Service. Recognising the impeccable design sensibilities and craftsmanship of Dan Kitchens, they subsequently appointed the company to manufacture, coordinate, and install their kitchen renovation project, ensuring a seamless realisation of their dream space.
The kitchen’s centerpiece is a stunning 3-meter island, clad in natural stone, which serves as both a visual anchor and a practical workspace and social hub. The luxurious Arabescato Vagli stone splashback and benchtops add a layer of opulence, with their intricate veining reminiscent of delicate brush strokes on canvas.
Generous storage solutions are seamlessly integrated into the design, featuring floor-to-ceiling cabinetry that ensures every inch of space is utilized efficiently. The cabinets boast a narrow shaker door profile, lending a subtle nod to classic design while maintaining a contemporary aesthetic.
Aged brass handles and knobs, sourced from two different manufacturers and custom finished for a cohesive look, provide a touch of vintage charm. These fixtures complement the natural stone and cabinetry, showcasing the meticulous attention to detail in Vagn Madsen’s design and the homeowner’s material selections.
Bathed in natural light from expansive glass doors, this kitchen strikes a perfect balance between style and functionality. It stands as a testament to the collaboration between the homeowners and Dan Kitchens, where the elegance of nature meets the precision of modern design, resulting in a truly bougie kitchen in every sense.
 
The before photo of the Manly Kitchen Project

The original kitchen, before the renovation by Dan Kitchens Australia.

A marble kitchen island with luxurious stone marble.

A highlight of the kitchen is the beautiful stone island, with sink, integrated dishwasher and seating for 4.

Concealed doors at the seating area of the kitchen island.

The island seating area contains concealed push catch doors for extra storage of those not-so-often used items.

A sutble green kitchen with island and marble stone.

The kitchen colour palette was informed by the owner’s love of nature, with hues and textures influenced by the Australian Paperbark tree.

Appliance cabinet with drawers behind sliding doors

The kitchen has a hidden appliance cabinet behind matching door fronts, utilising a nifty bi-fold system.

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The large pantry is partially concealed from the living and dining spaces. It includes ample storage, timber shelving for displaying items, a coffee and tea making area, as well as a generously sized wine fridge.

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Looking into the walk in pantry of the Newport Beach kitchen. American oak shelves proudly display an array of antiques collected by the home owners on their travels.

Aged Brass Handle on a kitchen door.

A detail shot showing the elegant appliance pull handles, custom finished in Aged Brass.

Close up showing the veining of the Arabescato Vagli Stone.

Close up of the patterning of the Arabescato Vagli Marble (honed finish).

A photo of a light green kitchen looking towards the adjoining living and outdoor spaces.

The kitchen is positioned centrally in the home, connecting multiple areas, inside and out.

A light green kitchen with Arabescato Stone features and burnished brass handles.

A photo-realistic illustration produced by Dan Kitchens Australia for the clients as part of the Design Service >

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