Paddington Kitchen

Nestled in the bustling heart of Paddington, Sydney, a quintessential Victorian terrace has been transformed to meet the needs of its busy, professional homeowners. With teenage children and two dogs, this family leads an active inner-city lifestyle, cherishing traditional well-crafted furniture, antiques, and a passion for cooking. One homeowner, an accomplished chef with a history working in high-end restaurants, envisioned a home kitchen that any professional chef would be proud of. The result is a stunning kitchen renovation that seamlessly blends functionality and elegance, executed by the talented team at Dan Kitchens.
The original kitchen was a cramped area that shared space with a lounge and TV setup, making both areas feel insufficient. The homeowners decided to dedicate the entire room to a luxurious kitchen while still preserving a comfortable lounge area. Despite this clear vision, they struggled with how to bring it to life until they discovered Dan Kitchens.
Industrial Designer Daniel Mazic led the project, collaborating closely with the homeowners to conceptualise, problem-solve, and refine the space. The design team at Dan Kitchens provided realistic 3D renderings, which were instrumental in visualising the final outcome and ensuring every detail was perfect.
Significant structural modifications were required, including the removal of a central steel load-bearing column, replaced by a 5.5-meter steel beam to create an unobstructed, open space. To enhance natural light, Daniel suggested adding two more skylights to complement the existing one, transforming what was once a dark area into a bright, inviting space.
Incorporating a large TV into the kitchen design posed a unique challenge. The TV’s position and height had to be carefully calibrated to ensure it complemented the space without overpowering it. After extensive testing, a perfect balance was achieved, integrating the TV seamlessly into the room’s layout.

Key Features of the Paddington Kitchen

  • New York Marble Stonework: The kitchen showcases breathtaking New York marble with pink and purple hues set against a cloudy backdrop, adding a touch of sophistication and luxury.
  • Integrated TV Niche: A 65-inch Loewe TV is elegantly built into the back of the island, providing entertainment without disrupting the flow of the space.
  • Expansive Island: The 3.7-meter island features bar seating, a wide undermount sink, and integrated appliances, including a dishwasher and microwave, making it a central hub for both cooking and socializing.
  • Bar Niche Display: A sublime display/bar niche with a New York marble backing, beautifully illuminated by strip LEDs, adds a glamorous focal point.
  • Tall Storage: The kitchen boasts 4.5 meters of tall storage space, ensuring ample room for all culinary essentials.
  • Stainless Steel Cooking Area: The cooking area includes a stainless steel bench with an induction cooktop and a backducted premium Qasair rangehood, designed for optimal performance and sleek aesthetics.
This Victorian terrace kitchen in Paddington is a true masterpiece, balancing high-end functionality with timeless elegance. Thanks to the expertise and creativity of Daniel Mazic and the Dan Kitchens team, the homeowners now enjoy a kitchen that not only meets but exceeds their culinary and lifestyle aspirations.
An image of a white kitchen

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

A white and stone kitchen with lit bar seating.

Even with a 65inch tv, the stone island contains enough room for ample bar seating.

A white and stone island on timber look tiles.

The kitchen is located at the rear of the home, leading to a private outdoor entertaining area.

A white kitchen with a TV in the island, lit by skylights.

Upon advice from the Dan Kitchens Design Team, the homeowners installed 2 extra skylights to match the existing one. The space is now filled with natural light.

Bar and Display Area

Matching marble backing adds luxury to the display area. With integrated LED strip lighting, this display easily transforms into a bar area.

Kitchen Island with built in TV

It’s not everyday you are asked to design a 65 inch tv into a kitchen. With the homeowner’s combined passions of cooking and football, it’s totally justified.

Wolf M Series ovens

Wolf M Series Professional Wall Ovens were specified for this project as one of the homeowners is a Chef.

Low TV drawer

Low drawers were built into the TV niche to store electronics and devices.

New York Marble Close up

A captivating stone – this New York marble has strong veins of purple and pink on a cloudy backdrop.

A chefs kitchen

This kitchen is well appointed with all the appliances, features and layout a home chef could want. In the words of the homeowner, “it’s a dream to cook in”.

A photo-real Kitchen Illustration

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

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