Langton House Project


Located on the cusp of Epping Forest in Theydon Bois, this incredible property has been subject to an extensive renovation lasting over two years and completely transforming the space into a classic contemporary family home. The homeowners wanted a space that was family-orientated but also suitable for entertaining friends and family at weekends.

Project Specification


Cabinetry design



Quilp handles

Hardware Finish

Polished nickel

Cabinetry interior & ISLAND finish

Smithfield Oak

Paint Finishes

perimeter cabinetry

Tailored Grey

Worktops & Splashback


Caesarstone Clamshell quartz

Kitchen Splashback

Antique effect mirror splashback

The Finer Details

The contemporary clean lines of the Spenlow kitchen suit this space perfectly especially with the soft grey colour palette of our own HM paint colour Tailored Grey and the muted tone of the Smithfield oak finish used on the island and dining area cabinetry. The use of the Smithfield oak finish was particularly appropriate given the property is situated on the fringe of Epping Forest and really fits in with the idea of bringing the outdoors in and creating a relaxed and welcoming space.


With a large Spenlow island and a huge false chimney surround for the iconic 1219mm Wolf range cooker, there is plenty of space for food prep on the island where the prep sink and Quooker hot tap are located along with an integrated dishwasher and pull out integrated bin handily positioned either side.

Refrigeration & Storage

To the left of the cooking run is the large Sub-Zero fridge freezer while to the right is the day pantry which is used for storing all the dry goods and ingredients. Locating the main fridge freezer and pantry either side of the chimney means that everything is easily to hand – no mean feat in such a large space.


The clients wanted the space to have a relaxed and welcoming feel so designating the island for food prep means they can cook and chat to family and friends at the same time. The island has seating for the children to have meals during the day and a spot to serve pre-dinner drinks in the evening.

Sink Run

The main sink run is on the far side with a large deerfield sink by Kohler and second dishwasher and another integrated pull out bin. This area is neatly tucked just around the corner from the dining area and means tableware and glassware can be easily cleared away after meals and out of sight.

Informal Dining Area

The kitchen dining area is framed by the bespoke Spenlow cabinetry finished in Smithfield oak with double doors leading out to the utility room and boot room which are nearby but hidden from view from the main kitchen. A large Smithfield pantry cupboard is used for storing additional tableware but could also be utilised as a breakfast pantry, while the two Sub-Zero wine preservation units provide ample storage for wine and champagne.

A classic contemporary kitchen with Sub-Zero & Wolf appliances


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We’re proud to design and manufacture all our kitchens at our workshop in Felsted where the traditional joinery of the past meets the technical innovation of the present. We employ only the finest cabinetmakers whose passion for their craft is proudly displayed in each beautiful handmade kitchen. As well as kitchens, we also design, manufacture and install cabinetry throughout the rest of the home. In order to offer a truly bespoke kitchen design service, we provide a curated selection of accent woods, worktops and hardware along with our own paint range produced exclusively for Humphrey Munson by Mylands.