georgian gentleman’s residence


Finalist for ‘Ultimate Luxury Kitchen Design of the Year’ in the national Designer Awards 2016

the brief:

When asked about her vision for this kitchen our client said:

“Cooking and entertaining is my thing so my kitchen has to work well. I want a family kitchen where my youngest can scoot around or the older boys can sit and do their homework. A place where my husband can sit with a glass of red and watch the rugby while I cook. We love historical buildings, architecture and all types of heritage design but I am not partial to replication. I believe buildings should move with the times and tell a story.”

the design:

Knocking through a breakfast room created one large kitchen area in this stylish, North Devon period home. Our challenge was how to incorporate some of the traditional period features in to the new kitchen design.

By keeping the sides of an original tiled fireplace we were able to marry the old and the new. The retained fireplace also provides gentle screening and zoning in the kitchen island for a prep area. We also re-used the original larder cupboard but moved it slightly to fit in with the new layout. We adapted the inside of the cupboard to house useful counter-top appliances such as the toaster, food processor and blender.

The long kitchen island has a contemporary stainless steel worktop which is practical and hygienic. The stainless steel worksurface also contrasts beautifully with the traditional brickwork and dark oak cabinetry. Arne Jacobson’s iconic Series 7 Barstools by Fritz Hansen complete this versatile counter space.

This kitchen is equipped with top of the range Gaggenau appliances including steam oven, coffee machine and wine cabinet. For the ultimate in luxury the wine cabinet has separate climate zones so your favourite wine is always at the prefect temperature.

The adjoining dining room is home to a B&B Italia ‘Lens’ table, designed by Patricia Urquiola in 2003 for the luxury furniture brand.

“Sapphire Spaces were the only kitchen showroom I contacted who were at ease helping to solve my dilemma of incorporating a contemporary and family kitchen into a listed building. With a myriad of surfaces and designs to choose from I now have a dream kitchen that works in every situation. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough and will definitely use their expertise when completing future interior design projects for kitchens and bathrooms.”

Janelle Edwards-Spear

project type
Outdoor Living, Furniture & Interiors, Kitchens
North Devon

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