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Commissioned to remodel this seven-bedroom house to improve circulation and optimise panoramic views, Pippa Paton Design relocated the kitchen to the front of the house and created a wraparound stone and glass extension to house dining and sitting areas. The design approach was to create a flexible, contemporary kitchen fusing industrial materials with the stone vernacular of the house, with textural layers and neutral palette. The design centres around a curved island, clad in flexible concrete, orientating work and eating spaces to the views, with full-height units in dark sawn-edge oak housing appliance cupboards. In addition to under-island stools, a deep-buttoned leather banquette provides café-style seating. The concrete and Corian cabinetry, sawn-edge oak and soft leather banquette all sit effortlessly on the dark polished concrete floor. The spatial layout, design and technical specification ensure the kitchen provides a sociable family space which connects with the external terraces and grounds beyond.