Gilmore Residence

Kitchen, Butler’s Pantry and Alfresco Dining Area

Partnering with Innovation Building and Design, Birdblack Design created a wonderful new home for our home owners. The original property was a small family home with a detached granny flat. Birdblack Design knocked down multiple walls throughout, redefining the spaces and joining the family home to the granny flat and creating a brand new home, complete with an Alfresco Dining Area to DIE FOR!

Birdblack Design implemented the Turnkey Strategy with this project – the crème de la crème of design packages. This means that after both the design and selection phases, our clients did not see any of the construction phases. They left their home one way, and the next time they saw it, absolutely everything was brand new according to their selections! Birdblack Design fashioned a bow on the front door, and with champagne in tow, we welcomed our clients to their “brand new” home. Watching their expressions as we revealed each new aspect was so fantastic and they were completely blown away, witnessing the entire transformation for the very first time!

KITCHEN
Our clients loved their original Kitchen, so we carefully removed the Kitchen; we then installed gorgeous new engineered oak flooring and re-installed the Kitchen, ensuring the flooring sat perfectly underneath all the joinery. To accentuate the Kitchen’s functionality, we opted to extend storage by way of new joinery in a matching oak, contrasting perfectly with the original white Kitchen.

BUTLER’S PANTRY
Coming off the Kitchen is a grand barn door, leading to a concealed Butler’s Pantry. The continuity between the Kitchen and Pantry is absolutely perfect with the cabinetry matching the light oak palette in the Kitchen.

This fabulously large space includes a wrap-around benchtop; under-bench dishwasher; along with a sink, bin drawer, appliance cupboard, coffee machine and full height pantry. The Butler’s Pantry is a godsend when entertaining: it hides everything behind the barn door and allows the Kitchen and Living areas to shine!

LIVING AREAS: Lounge and Dining
Of the four walls of this Living Space, two of them lead to the outdoors. The northern and western walls lead to the Alfresco Dining Area, Swimming Pool and Backyard respectively. These two walls are fitted out with full length stacker doors with fully retractable flyscreens. Both the stacker doors and flyscreens retract into the walls and only need a space of approximately 10cm wall to be accurately installed. MAGIC!!

ALFRESCO DINING AREA
Off the indoor Dining Area is the best room of the house: the Alfresco Dining Area! Complete with a new roof covering, this space can be utilised all year round. The partial roof allows sunlight through, but keeps the rain at bay. A custom-made outdoor Kitchen with a BBQ, huge concrete benchtops, washing up sink AND bar fridges, our clients and their guests may never go back inside. With solid Blackbutt timber decking, new lighting, new ceiling fans AND new heaters, they may never have to!

But wait: because as much as this Alfresco already sounds perfect, we haven’t even told you about the best feature yet! Next to the Outdoor Kitchen is the most fabulous fireplace. Featuring black bricks in a herringbone pattern, this stunning fireplace is complete with a concrete cantilevered ledge, allowing you to sit right by the fire with a lovely glass of wine. Birdblack Design describes this as ABSOLUTE PERFECTION.
Finally, the home’s indoor Kitchen features a huge servery window – again, completely retractable. With a Blackbutt timber bench perfectly perched on the other side, people can sit outside in the Alfresco Dining Area on bar stools chatting away while someone inside washes dishes but remains part of the action.

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Interior Design: Birdblack Design
Build: Innovation Building & Design
Joinery Manufacturer: Paiano Custom Kitchens
Concrete Manufacturer: Set in Steel
Photography: Better Together Photography Company
Videography: Pipewolf Media