Transforming a Victorian family home in Hampshire

Parkside is a large detached Victorian house in Winchester. Already having a warm and distinct character, the new owners aimed to develop this with a sensitive single storey extension, extending the family living area.

"Thank you to bulthaup Winchester for creating our fantastic kitchen. From design to fitting, the whole process was great and we are thrilled with the end result - it is a real joy to cook and entertain in our home, thank you!"

Working with architect Huw Thomas a beautiful space was created to house the new kitchen. The one internal wall was clad in reclaimed bricks, maintaining the traditional feel. The remaining walls are of glass. And these, together with the pitched ceiling, ensure a light and open atmosphere.

With two young children, the client was keen for her kitchen be 'family friendly' and to allow her to be in communication with them while they play, inside or out. The design took this into account, and was also sensitive to the aesthetics of the rest of the house. Frances is an interior designer with great taste and had already brought together an eclectic mix of furnishings, art and ornaments, each of which deserves to be noticed.

The resulting kitchen is a relatively blank canvas on which Frances and her family can stamp their personality. The Kaolin laminate finish has aluminium edges for extra definition and the 10mm bulthaup stainless steel worktops are totally functional whilst still striking in appearance. The bulthaup sink came laser welded into the worktop, avoiding the need for messy silicon joints, and with a wall-mounted tap, so maximising the space around the water point.

Frances chose elm for the bar to complement her dining table. She saw the bar as a prime place for her two young daughters to eat, do homework and be with her as she cooked. The outcome is just as she desired. The whole family enjoy living in their newly created space.

Showroom: Hobson’s Choice (bulthaup Winchester), 1 The Broadway, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9BE
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