Water-tower projectScandinavian Kitchen, Orange County

Attractive living as an architectural experiment: a 136-year-old water tower, a listed building with a spectacular 360-degree panorama view over the City of London. The task, to transform it into a superior residence, initially seemed an absolute impossibility. But when the owners came across architect Mike Collier, they had found a partner who was to make the impossible possible. The tower, which had been empty for decades, underwent radical renovation work and was extended by a four-storey cube containing kitchen, dining and living room - connected by glazed tunnels and a lift shaft. The kitchen, realised by Enclosure Interiors in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, with furniture from LEICHT is the very heart of living in this new building.

Shiny white matt-lacquered kitchen fronts (AVANCE-LR), tone-on-tone with the worktops, reflect the light in the room and thus create expanse and openness. The surface of the handle-less kitchen fronts has a horizontal relief embossing; depending on the light incidence, this results in a vitally structured surface. The free-standing preparation isle with its vertical side panels with a seamlessly integrated sink represents the transition between kitchen and living room. The fronts of the floor units facing the dining table were extended to the floor to do away with the plinth typical of most kitchens. Ceiling-high tall units on the wall provide plenty of storage space; the electrical appliances are integrated here invisible to the eye. Floor units on a high plinth which thus appear to be floating form the actual cooking centre within the kitchen, attached to the wall. A range of handle-less wall units concludes the glazed niche at the top.
LEICHT international: “Architecture and kitchen” in the centre of London. www.LeichtUSA.com

Danish galley eat-in kitchen photo in Orange County with an integrated sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, blue backsplash, glass sheet backsplash and paneled appliances —  Houzz
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richandnicky wrote:Jul 5, 2014
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    Thank you for your inquiry! Unfortunately we didn't supply the floor tile nor do we have the information. For more info on LEICHT kitchens however, please check out www.LEICHT.com

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johnhill
John Hill added this to Houzz Tour: Towering Above London in a 7-Story HomeApr 13, 2014

The kitchen in the cube is very modern and indicative of the level of detail the couple put into the project. Osborne could have spared expense on the finishes and the fixtures, but not surprisingly (given his developer mind-set and knowing what sells), he opted for high-end and modern choices in the addition and the old tower.

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kal_kostenchuk
Kal Barteski added this to Kitchen ++5 days ago

lights over table... not this crazy.

bantanam
Bantam added this to MinimalismJul 6, 2019

100% white everything, looks spacey and fresh aired

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Eva Pro added this to My ideasJun 26, 2019

Pantry wall with bar in the middle

alinaw12
AW added this to alinaw12's ideasJun 2, 2019

love this.... all white with the pop of blue backsplash

ronleesm
ronleesm added this to house extensionsFeb 12, 2019

the wall to ceiling height kitchen cabinets with centre cooking opening

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