Property developers were restoring two impressive 3,000 square feet, bay-fronted, Victorian townhouses from a former a care home, set in a crescent, just a short walk from the city centre. One to sell and one to live in themselves.

They wanted a grand statement kitchen, in keeping with the traditional style of the property, with ample space for cooking and entertaining.

Taking inspiration from the townhouses in London’s garden squares, furniture was chosen from on-trend Dove Grey for the main kitchen cabinets. Storage is generous including a wooden pantry unit, with drawers with scooped handles and spice racks fitted to the upper door. Sutton Ambrosia Granite worktops are used throughout to contrast against the light grey, adding a modern twist to the classic furniture style.

The wedge-shaped island with breakfast bar is one of the kitchens stand-out feature, designed to match the slanted shape of the room. The island is finished in a contemporary Hague Blue shade differentiating itself from the main kitchen cupboards. Sitting on top is an inset double Belfast sink with a state-of-the-art Quooker Flex boiling tap; an example of just one of the modern features that make this kitchen the height of luxury living.

The latest modern integrated technologies have been added, including a Neff double oven with microwave, fridge and dishwasher, lift-up plug socket seamlessly hidden in the island, as well as a LG Smart TV suspended from the ceiling complete with ceiling speakers.

Ample daylight is let into the kitchen through the stunning double-glazed wooden French doors and sash window, overlooking a delightful rear garden, and additional LED lighting provides the ideal ambience under the units when cooking and entertaining guests.

One of the most innovative design features of the kitchen is the way it creates a large chimney breast as a feature and to hide a huge structural steel required to create the massive open plan space. Creating an elegant and minimalist space for food preparation, with a Rangemaster Elise dual cooker in slate grey and hidden Westin Cache remote controlled extractor hood. The chimney area is finished with a stunning oversized mantle shelf, which is both a functional and an eye-catching design feature, elevating the Victorian grandeur style carried through the property.

Cost of Project: £21,765.00