THE RECTORY KITCHEN – The Brief
This purpose-built rectory was demolished to create a beautiful eco-build fitting in with the neighbouring Georgian houses on this Bristol common.
To suit the growing family of 5, our clients decided to knock the original home down and start again. This allowed them to explore sustainable and eco options which they soon became hooked on the idea of a passive house with an ultra-green footprint and ultimately being affordable to run.
The open plan layout, although brilliant for family life, our client was faced with an overwhelming space that lacked character and a homely feel. The challenge was to bring character and features back to the property, especially to make the kitchen feel like the heart of the home and a welcoming space for the family and visitors. The colours bring a sense of warmth to the kitchen with mixed textures of exposed oak, a chunky cast iron handrail and shiplap cladding wall to achieve a lived-in look.
Building the space from scratch meant that we could design the pantry that our client has always dreamed of from childhood memories of their grandmother’s house with that cosy, family feeling. The brief for the walk-in pantry was to create a feeling of entering a magical cupboard; with shelves stacked high and kitchen equipment tucked away, they couldn’t wait to fill the shelves!
The large island brings the kitchen dining space together creating a central social hub for all the family.
Seeing the plans 2 years prior to the kitchen build, this was an exciting project to see come to life and be a part of.
“The house is beautiful and in a lovely setting – I love the colour palette and complimentary oak elements”
Charlie O’Beirne of Lukonic.com