Couture Kitchens: The Heart of Luxury Apartment Living

Monday October 22nd, 2018

Kitchens are the new, stylish epicentre of apartment living. While different buyers purchase for their own individual and unique reasons, it is true that kitchens are an integral consideration for luxury apartment purchasers. Ultimately, the modern buyer is looking for a spacious, well-appointed kitchen that features a host of luxury finishes and fixtures.

In our quest to deliver homes to a level beyond the expected, we include kitchens that set the benchmark for luxury and impeccable quality. We achieve this, not only through a dedication to exceptional design and quality, but also through collaboration with renowned interior designers, architects and industry experts. We have collaborated with celebrated chef and author, Shannon Bennett, on two of our projects – Chevron One and Vanguard – to deliver kitchens fit for a MasterChef. The internationally acclaimed chef ‘s unwavering commitment to his culinary craft has inspired his thoughtful and practical kitchen designs at both of our landmark projects. His vision includes elegant stone benchtops, integrated Miele appliances, generous storage and room to make entertaining a pleasure.

In the words of the esteemed chef himself, “the kitchen must be as functional as it is beautiful. It is the most important space, the heart of the home”. It is for this exact reason that we dedicate utmost attention to even the minutest details in all of our kitchens.

We are witnessing the rise of the home cook and a subsequent need for more refined home kitchens. “Cooking a meal at home for friends and family is the new black,” says Bennett. “Kitchens now serve several purposes. Now it has become a domain for passion, relaxation and enjoyment.”

In today’s luxury apartment market, buyers are looking for the following qualities in kitchens:

Generous proportions

Space in a top-tier apartment is essential.  Increasingly, luxury apartment buyers are looking for bigger floor plans and maximised space – and the same applies for kitchens too. Ample storage and maximised bench surfaces that provide ideal space for entertainment are fundamental.

Premium Appliances

Luxury kitchens must be well-appointed with top-tier appliances that enhance the space as a domain for enjoyment. The appliances that feature in all of our residences’ kitchens are known for quality and durability. Our Chronicle, Chevron One and Vanguard residences all feature fully-integrated Miele appliances.

Seamless Integration

Open-plan living has inspired a merge between kitchen and living areas, which often unite at the island bench, the new hub of activity in luxury apartments. Practical orientation and a focus on functionality belong at the heart of an effective and sophisticated kitchen design.

An elegant statement of functionality and intelligent design, the spacious kitchen areas of our Chelsworth Ivanhoe residences will delight the most discerning chef. A versatile island bench to most apartments is perfect for breakfast and as a generous server for both casual and formal dining.

Luxury Materials

For high-end apartment buyers, a well-designed and spacious kitchen is simply not enough. The inclusion of premium materials is integral to a luxury kitchen. Exquisite finishes and fixtures allow residents to take pleasure in using their kitchen, down to the most minute of details. The kitchens that feature in all of our residences are made from only the highest quality materials. Our apartments are designed to be robust and their durable, quality fixtures and finishes will ensure that the apartments stay in great condition for the long term, also making them perfect investments.

The kitchens of our St James Park project feature the creative use of natural materials and superior finishes alongside premium fixtures and appliances and refined joinery detail, which bring together an element of luxury living that is quintessentially Hawthorn.

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