In a new-build family home overlooking the Camel Estuary, Landmark were commissioned to design a large, relaxed family space for eating, drinking and socialising with friends and family.
Landmark first met Connie and Mike when they purchased an old bungalow on a generous plot overlooking Daymer Bay. The original plan had been to extend and refurbish the property as a holiday home but the project ultimately turned into an entire demolition and rebuild. Connie took a stylish and practical approach to the project, knowing the look and feel she wanted from the outset. Armed with experience from overseeing building work on other homes, she also took up the role of an excellent project manager. The brief behind the new kitchen was to create a robust, beautiful and spacious living and cooking space where friends and family could spend quality time together.
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Connie and Mike Bussey,
Daymer Bay, Cornwall
As well as understated, ergonomic design and functionality, the emphasis during this project was on creating a durable space to cope with lots of guests, and using locally sourced materials where possible to create the kitchen.
One of our main objectives was to incorporate a number of features that would enable guests to make themselves at home; so that Connie didn't always have to play the hostess - after all, she wanted some time to enjoy socialising in her busy home! These features included splitting the cooking and food preparation zone from the dishwashing and crockery storage area, allowing simultaneous working in the kitchen environment. We also installed twin double-drawer dishwashers, an integrated coffee maker and instant hot water tap to encourage guests to help themselves.
When it came down to the cabinetry we opted for in-frame solid wood cupboards with a hand-painted finish. This timeless style gave the kitchen a traditional feel with a modern finish, helping to root the look and style, consistent with the rest of the new house.
Whilst the commission was originally for a kitchen, by the time Landmark's services were finished with there was barely a room left untouched by their flair and craftsmanship.
- A hand-painted kitchen finished in blue tones from the Farrow & Ball range, to reflect the coastal hues of the scenery on the doorstep.
- A combination of honed black granite for practicality, whilst echoing Cornish slate; with softer, rich and lustrous tones from the walnut on the island.
- Stainless steel appliances on show, reflecting the contemporary nature of the kitchen. Including top of the range Neff oven, combi microwave, warming drawer, coffee centre and induction hob with fridge, freezer and wine conditioning unit by Liebherr.
- Twin double-drawer dishwashers by Fisher and Paykel and a Franke 'Little Butler' instant boiling, and cold filtered water tap.
- Unique work throughout the other rooms in the house consists of a fully fitted study (including bookcases and a desk); a double wardrobe in the master bedroom and double basin cabinet in the master en-suite; two en suite bulkheads and Corian tops; six built-in wardrobes, driftwood style shelving in the TV room and a glass-topped dressing table for one of the bedrooms.