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A Cantilevered Island Is A Dramatic Feature In This Minimalist Kitchen

A minimalist kitchen with a cantilevered island.

Manolev Architects has designed a new home in Sydney, Australia, that includes a minimalist kitchen with a cantilevered island.

A modern kitchen with a large cantilevered island.

The thick cantilevered countertop of the island draws attention within the kitchen, seemingly defying gravity, and making space for a couple of stools.

A modern kitchen includes a large cantilevered island and limestone tiled floors.

The kitchen also features concrete walls, limestone tiled floors, sandblasted travertine wall cladding, and minimalist black cabinets

This minimalist kitchen features concrete walls, limestone tiled floors, sandblasted travertine wall cladding, and minimalist black cabinets

Let’s take a look at the rest of the home…

The Facade

The home was designed around the two native Bangalow palms in the front garden, where a large flat landscaped area was created at the front of the house, defined by the level of the palm roots. The access path curves through the garden, passing the palms before reaching the house entry.

This modern home was designed around the two native Bangalow palms in the front garden, where a large flat landscaped area was created at the front of the house, defined by the level of the palm roots.
A modern home with a path the winds its way to the covered front door.

Another design element of the home is the concrete floating deck, which extends under the canopy of the palms, creating a natural connection between the house and the front garden.

A modern home with a concrete floating deck, which extends under the canopy of the palms, creating a natural connection between the house and front garden.
A modern house with a floating concrete deck.

The Living Room

The double-height living room located on the bottom level of the home extends toward the front garden and the valley beyond. The double-height glazing extends to both walls, one with folding door access to the floating deck on the front garden, and the other facing the large oleander cluster with a fern garden in the foreground.

A modern living room with double height ceiling.
A modern living room with double height ceiling and long curtains.

Concrete walls, limestone tiled floors, and sandblasted travertine wall cladding can be found throughout the home.

A modern living room with floor to ceiling windows and views of the pool.

The Swimming Pool

Positioned to take advantage of the sunlight and privacy, the swimming pool is located to one side of the rear garden along with the living room glazing.

Positioned to take advantage of the sunlight and privacy, this modern swimming pool is located to one side of the rear garden along the living room glazing.
A modern house with an infinity edge swimming pool.

The Stairs

The house has a mixture of both concrete and wood stairs that connect the various levels of the home.

A modern house with concrete walls, limestone tiled flooring, and wood stairs.
A modern home with concrete walls, limestone tiled floors, and a wood handrail.
A modern house with thick concrete interior walls.

The Picture Window

A large picture window, as well as skylights, ensure ample natural light filters through to the interior of the home and allows for views of the succulent-filled planters positioned on the roof of the lower level.

A large picture window, as well as skylights, ensure ample natural light filters through to the interior of this modern home, and allows for views of the succulent filled planters positioned on the roof of the lower level.

The Bathroom

In one of the bathrooms, the black window frames and vanity complement the dark accent wall, while a freestanding bathtub has been placed in front of a window that overlooks the backyard.

In this modern bathroom, the black window frames and vanity complement the dark accent wall, while a freestanding bathtub has been placed in front of a window that overlooks the backyard.
In this modern bathroom, a freestanding bathtub has been placed in front of a window that overlooks the backyard.
Photography by Katherine Lu | Architecture and Interior Design: Manolev Architects

Source: Contemporist

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