Our clients beautiful Eastbourne home was built in 1928 by John Cheyne. When we looked at replacing the tired kitchen and repurposing the old office, our clients did not want to remove the beautiful laundry cupboards that John had designed with every nook, shelf, and hidden compartment lovingly crafted.
The downstairs kitchen was recessed behind the upstairs elevation, creating shelter and an interior porch for storage. Over time an outdoor veranda had been built, so the recess was no longer needed. As part of the design, we extended out underneath the upper storey, and removed the interior porch opening the entire space up to create a large kitchen and dining space to comfortably seat 10. New bifolding windows were installed to allow for light and sun with access to a stunning garden. There were several new timber beams installed to achieve this which are all concealed in the ceiling.
The kitchen is the heart of this lovely home and a place for many family gatherings. Jackie, our client provided meticulous lists and descriptions of what needed to go where. So the joinery was designed closely with her to ensure every jar and kitchen item had a place of its own.
We loved working with Jackie to create this beautiful kitchen and laundry. We repurposed an old office and designed new shelving and cupboards, with a through-wall opening to the main kitchen exposing the detail of plywood shelving. James Cook Joinery provided the level of craftsman finish we needed, to create this timeless interior.