The Wilton House project has undergone extension and at times, quite complicated, building renovations so from our first meeting with the clients in our showroom in Felsted, Essex to the installation, well over two years had passed. During that time our design team, project management team and installation teams have worked tirelessly to ensure the kitchen was the jewel in the crown in this stunning family home.
The clients wanted a big open plan kitchen with space for a large dining table and seating area so that the whole family could enjoy the space together in the evenings and weekends and of course during the holidays. The huge roof lantern floods the room with natural light while bi-fold doors open out on to the garden and pool beyond.
The kitchen has just one – albeit sizeable – run and a large island with seating for three. The focal point is the bespoke false chimney with the Wolf range cooker featuring the teppanyaki and chargrill options on the gas top. To the left of the chimney are three double wall cupboards for storing tableware, glassware and servingware with plenty of countertop space below. To the right is a double countertop cupboards which open on bi-fold doors so they can be left open easily during the day. The large Sub-Zero fridge freezer is to the far right and deliberately positioned close to the hallway entrance with the lower level part of the island in front to act as a handy spot to put groceries down when coming in with the shopping.
The island acts as the main prep area in the kitchen with the large Kohler smart divide sink, Perrin & Rowe athenian tap and rinse, and classic Quooker hot water tap all finished in polished Nickel. Either side of the sink is a Miele integrated dishwasher with the Eurocargo pull out bin to the far left. Drawers are a big source of storage in this kitchen with a bank of drawers at the end of the island to service the dining area, while banks of large drawers feature along the main cooking run. A Miele wine cooler is located on the opposite side of the island near the seating area to provide easy access to everyday wines while the main storage is located in the corkscrew wine cellar by Spiral Cellars.
The cabinetry in this kitchen has Spenlow doors and is a mix of American walnut and painted cabinetry which is finished in H|M Linen. The Quilp handles together with the tapware are all finished in polished Nickel which gives a really understated luxe feel to the space. When you walk into this kitchen it has a real wow factor due to the scale and proportion of the kitchen, but after the initial ‘wow’ it instantly feels warm and welcoming. It’s always hugely rewarding to see projects installed after many months of work, but for these lovely clients, who have worked tirelessly for years creating their family home, it’s a dream come true to move in and start living and enjoying these spaces.