The Griffith project in Canberra, ACT is a stunning architectural home created through a design collaboration between Sonja McAuliffe from Archertec Interiors, DNA Architects and Mass Constructions.

Unusual overhead bridges, combined with see-though floors offering a view to the pool below were the starting point for the kitchen’s design, which needed a strong design aesthetic to make its mark within the impressive home.

The brief for McAuliffe and her team was a kitchen design that pushed the boundaries of creativity, with interesting and intriguing details that would complement the architecture. It also had to be a functional kitchen with ample storage, set-down benches and sufficient space for users to move comfortably within each of the different kitchen zones.

The Zip HydroTap Classic with filtered boiling and chilled water was one of the first items to be specified for the kitchen; the instant tap was specified in a bright chrome finish to complement the other kitchen tap.

With the main kitchen tap being a tall model, the Zip HydroTap Classic was the perfect counterbalance with its compact aesthetic. Safety was very important to the client since there were three young children; therefore, instant access to filtered boiling and chilled water with a safety feature was of the highest importance.

The Zip HydroTap was carefully located to ensure it was in a central place where it could be easily accessed to encourage the family to drink more water.

Kitchen in the Griffith residence

Unusual overhead bridges, combined with see-though floors with a view to the pool below were the starting point for the kitchen’s design

The ‘bridge’ concept is replicated in the kitchen’s long island bench, which is longer than a typical slab of stone. To achieve the desired length of 6300mm without having noticeable joins that would detract from the continuous surface, the designers used three sections with Arabescato marble at either end and a central work zone for the sink and taps, which discreetly concealed the necessary joins.

The main kitchen sink is undermounted to the main island stone top with joinery underneath to cleverly hide the service and plumbing in the central area of the island.

The kitchen’s long island bench

A combination of whites, greys and charcoals sets the overall tone of the kitchen, highlighted in sections with stunning timber veneer feature pieces.

With its timeless and elegant ambiance, the kitchen combines dynamic and contemporary elements that give this home a unique appeal. Fully functional with plenty of practical inclusions, the kitchen is an amazing space to suit the home’s incredible visual atmosphere and truly provides the ‘wow’ factor.

Photography: Adam McGrath from Hcreations