Kitchens

Spirit island

The act of cooking is one full of habits and ceremonies. This South Island kitchen takes the ritual of preparing gin-based drinks for visiting friends as one of its main design cues.

Elegant warmth

This North Canterbury house was conceived by architect Gareth Ritchie (of Rangiora’s firm Archco) as his own family home.

Rustic hints

The initial feel of this kitchen is one of comfortable rusticity which quickly gives way to one’s curiosity at unravelling the many unique, and fairly urbane, design elements at play here.

Well-being in mind

This kitchen is part of a villa extension by Jones Architects in Auckland’s Mt Eden. The idea was to create a contemporary, open-living kitchen and dining space at the back of the home and create a second tier for the master suite, robe, and ensuite.

Chiaroscuro

This traditional villa in Herne Bay underwent a significant extension (by Ponting Fitzgerald), and the kitchen acts as a pivotal space between the outdoors and the interior social spaces.

By the sea

We talk to kitchen designer Ingrid Geldof about her Estuary House kitchen.

Monolithic and fresh

This Mt Eden kitchen by at.space design is part of a larger renovation of a classic villa (for a family of five) which included modernising it, improving some of its internal flow, adding much needed insulation, light and storage.

Westmere kitchen

It’s a brave homeowner who dares to attempt an entirely monochromatic space, but in this Westmere home, the brief didn’t shy away from causing intrigue. For this is a home that steals itself from the neighbourhood, and stealthily hides its contents from neighbours.

This kitchen’s emerald green marble splashback adds a dramatic touch

As part of a larger renovation, this villa’s kitchen got a dramatic new look, green marble splashback included. See more below Project Villa renovation Architect AJ Sutton with designer and client Natalie Moinfar Location Ponsonby, Auckland Brief Update the kitchen as part of renovation for

This hard-wearing kitchen balances family function with elegant design

Designing a kitchen for a family with three boisterous boys proved to be an exercise in balancing a functional family layout with dramatic materials and finishing Project New kitchen in a new home Architect Daniel Marshall, DMA Location Remuera, Auckland Brief A hard-wearing space for

How these two moody kitchens achieved such a sleek design finish

Moody and meticulously finished, these two kitchens share design trends that you can recreate in your own home. We talk to architects and hear about the latest product developments from Fisher & Paykel’s design team 1. A connected kitchen designed like furniture + Location: Ponsonby,

How this new kitchen blends seamlessly into a classic old villa

Designers Rufus Knight and Simon James worked together to create a beautiful new kitchen that fits perfectly into the layout of an original villa Project Villa renovation Designer Rufus Knight, Knight Associates with Simon James Location Grey Lynn, Auckland Brief Seamlessly integrate a new kitchen

The kitchen in this award-winning holiday home is full of clever ideas

The combination of materials used in this Great Barrier kitchen was carefully chosen to achieve a simple and minimalistic design Project Holiday home Architect Stuart Gardyne, Architecture + Location Great Barrier Island Brief A robust yet informal space This is a holiday home – does

This Grey Lynn kitchen has the most sophisticated material palette

Designed as the social hub of Architect Eva Nash’s home, this kitchen’s combination of its walnut timber, black detailing and brass handles is a winner Project Architect’s own home Architect Rogan Nash Architects Location Westmere, Auckland Brief A convivial, connected space for a busy family

How this dramatic black kitchen balances function with beauty

Dramatic design in a modernist setting, this elegant black kitchen manages to achieve a stunning statement whilst maintaining essential practicality Project New family home Designer Chris Tate Location Takapuna, Auckland Brief A dramatic design in a modernist setting How is the kitchen placed within the