Iron Chef House is a bespoke residential building designed by Das Studio to reflect the passions of its South Australian owners, a steel fabricator and a chef.

The Iron Chef House exudes dark, moody vibes and delivers a bold and beautiful home complete with everything the clients required, on a mid-sized block.

With a brief to create a large, bold and dark home, Das Studio worked hard to ensure the home met the design goals of the owners – an engineer/steel fabricator and a chef – with each of their passions evident in the final outcome.

A darkened steel facade cloaks the exterior with the steel elements extended into the interior spaces via details such as a bold steel staircase and brass clad joinery. The large executive kitchen is fit for a chef and commands the heart of the home. Darker rear joinery contrasts with the immense white and grey Carrara marble island bench.

For the flooring, Das Studio specified Auburn Herringbone Rustic from the V Collection range by Havwoods.  

“We were looking for timber flooring that was lighter but still warm so that it didn’t detract from the moodiness of the project; it also needed to tonally tie in with the natural stone floors in the adjoining outdoor areas,” explains Sara Horstmann, director of Das Studio.  

The herringbone format contrasts perfectly against the linear nature of the stacked masonry and fluted timber lining on the walls.  

Project details

Project: Iron Chef House

Location: South Australia

Product Used: HW3577 Auburn Herringbone

Architect: Das Studio

Contractor: Belperio Developments

Installer: Floorcraft

Photographer: Anthony Basheer