They say the kitchen is the heart of the home. This Edwardian villa is no exception — a gorgeous kitchen from Whiting Architects sets the tone for the entire house. The architects kept the original style of the home at the core of the design, mixing new details with the old-world elements of the building. The space is high contrast, with black cabinetry alongside light woods, natural stone, and soft gray hues. While the floating stairs are a showstopper, it’s the Fisher & Paykel appliances that call for a second look.

This kitchen is unique in that the appliances are both hidden away and on center stage. The Freestanding Dual Fuel Cooker, a bold showpiece in black stainless steel, is set against the soft tones of the cabinets and backsplash. Off to the side, a French door fridge in the same finish is both hidden and a highlight, as it recedes into the black cabinetry and keeps the high contrast color story alive.

The kitchen also features a special treat: Integrated CoolDrawer™ Multi-temperature Drawers. These drawers can be set to any temperature, allowing the homeowners to preserve and serve wine at the optimal temperature. Though, this kitchen also has a wine cabinet, so perhaps the drawers will be best suited for that late-night ice cream craving.

While the images really convey an iconic kitchen we’ll be coveting for years to come, it’s truly the function that has us excited.

Originally published October 21, 2022.