It was awarded the TIDA New Zealand Designer Kitchen of the Year Award.
Leonie’s biggest challenge was finding a way to make a bold and complimentary statement within the dramatic context of the wider space.
The resulting kitchen features a lowered ceiling which helps to define the kitchen and create a more intimate space next to the living and dining areas, which have soaring cathedral ceilings and exposed steel beams.
The kitchen has a dark palette featuring rich wood grain cabinetry, adding a warm and inviting ambience and rural views are maximised by careful placement of cabinetry.
A handmade light pendant creates a statement in the kitchen, while a scullery provides extra functional space.
Judges of the awards were impressed with the way the kitchen fitted in with the strong architectural features of the home.
Another of Leonie’s kitchens, also designed for David Reid Homes Counties, was highly commended in the awards, while just this week she received the Best Kitchen Design Award at the Master Joiners Awards for the same kitchen, pictured left.
If you are looking at designing and building a new home worthy of awards, talk to your nearest David Reid Homes Franchisee.