Luxury Modern Kitchen-Hendon
We in are Hendon, London, touring a beautiful example of our Lexington range of kitchens. This kitchen featured thin frame shaker doors spray lacquered in stone grey, paired with slab doors in a chocolate oak.
The stone was both 20mm and 50mm Taj Mahal Quartzite, the client opted also to have waterfall edges on both of the islands, sometimes called stone downstands.
Welcome to our latest bespoke kitchen project
Welcome to our latest kitchen project here in Hendon, London. This kitchen is unbelievable and definitely has some unusual features.
Ordinarily the first thing we discuss is the island, but in this kitchen, there are two islands. The worktop is this stunning Taj Mahal quartzite which is a natural stone. We’ve got this lovely up and over waterfall edge with amazing joint details.
The first run of tall units is in this lovely chocolate brown Oak frontage – slab door. The client has opted for a Buster and punch linear pull handle which we love. It’s very, very thin and minimal but works well on a larger door. Opening up the first tall unit you might expect to find a pocket door larder as we so often do but in this case the client wanted maximum storage with splits in the centre so rather than 5 large drawers, we have 10 narrower drawers.
Everything is labelled perfectly with so much storage space. Above, we’ve got fully shelved units and the internal of these carcasses match the frontage of the doors which is nice and consistent.
Coming around to the next tall unit we have a fridge, which is just a normal 600mm wide fridge by Liebherr with a shelf above. Next to this is a dummy panel. This door doesn’t open because there was a big beam that we had to contend with behind here, but the client wanted to hide it.
But back to the island, you can see the lovely edge detail. The stone guys have done a phenomenal job. It’s 50mm thick and it comes all the way down to the floor. There is actually space on the backside of the island for breakfast bar stools, but the client hasn’t purchased these just yet.
There is actually another dishwasher on the backside of the island – this is a heavily used kitchen for entertaining and so two dishwashers was always a must have for this client.
Coming round onto the “Milky” side of the kitchen (This was also a kosher kitchen so has two separate areas, one for preparing and cooking meat products and the other for milk products), which is the first run wet run of the kitchen. We’ve got lovely drawers on this run. The doors and drawer fronts are our Marylebone door. It’s a thin frame shaker door and it’s painted in this lovely stone-grey colour with a matching finger pull trim running through.
The top drawer is internally divided for cutlery and we’ve got a secondary drawer below, which is for plates and bowls. The worktop, as you’ll see is only 20mm on this run and then the stone comes all the way through to the underside of the wall units which is full cladding, which really gives us a lovely feature, especially when it’s lit by the L E D lighting that’s running all the way under these wall units.
The first sink is a 600mm wide sink by The 1810 company. We’ve got the Quooker pro three flex. So as always; instant boiling water and then you’ve got your pull out spray feature as well, which is really handy to get into the corners.
Above this run is a long run of wall units which provides great storage. They’re really nicely proportioned and we’re really using a lot of the ceiling height in this kitchen. The client is so organized that it just makes our job so much easier!
Then we have a single induction hob. That’s a two ring induction hob by Miele on this run, more drawer storage throughout. And there is some overflow tall storage in the back, but we won’t get into that on this tour.
Coming around to the cooking section. We have a grid of Gaggenau 200 series appliances. These are in anthracite. So we’ve got two single ovens at low level, and then two microwaves at high level above this, we’ve got some more storage and hen we’ve got drawer storage on push to open drawers below that.
In the corner the client is maximizing the storage space by using the LeMans corner. It’s a lovely wide 600mm door. The trays are anti-slip – there’s some heavy stuff on there and it’s not even moving, which is great.
The worktop comes round and there’s a perfect area for prep space in the corner at worktop level. Then we have what is the largest sink in the kitchen. This is a 700mm wide 1810 company sink with a normal stainless steel mixer tap. But it does also have a spray feature, which is really handy when trying to get into the corners of a 700mm wide sink.
There are drawers throughout this run. This time with internal utensil drawers, closely situated to the hob. So this extractor is a Western cache slim extractor that we’ve recessed into a boxing that we’ve made. That boxing has then been clad in this Taj Mahal Quartzite to match the rest of the kitchen. It breaks up the wall units so nicely, and also acts as a focal point, drawing your eye up at high level Above the hub we’ve got, what’s increasingly becoming a popular feature in kitchens is this pot filler tap.
The hob is a Miele gas hob, four rings, and then one big wok burner for really big, heavy duty cooking, which is great. And then underneath here, we’ve got a Miele 900mm wide oven, which is essentially as big as you can get without breaching into commercial oven territory.
Finally, the final few refrigeration appliances. We have another Liebherr 600mm wide fridge, and we’ve got two side by side Liebherr, 600mm freezers, 12 drawers of freezer space. I mean, it’s incredible!