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Design Covet | Architecturally-led Stone Kitchens

We uncover six exceptional kitchen spaces, each crafted by leading Australian architects and interior design firms and characterised by their detailed approach and architectural use of natural stone.

A renewed appreciation for one of the world’s oldest construction materials is driven not just by its durability, abundance, and fire-resistant properties but also by its timeless allure that enhances with age. From the heart of a kitchen island to the scullery and splashback; in this Design Covet we explore the versatility and diverse range of natural stone by Artedomus.

Produced in partnership with Artedomus

Malvern Residence  | Interior Design by Ali Ross | Photography by Timothy Kaye 

Malvern Residence Kitchen by Ali Ross Design

Interior designer Ali Ross and her team were commissioned to carry out a comprehensive renovation of this heritage Melbourne home. A key aspect of their work was the addition of a new, light-filled kitchen, dining, and living area at the rear of the house, where the use of stone played a defining role in the design.

“Arabescata Corchia marble was selected for its distinctive natural beauty and inspired the design of the sculptural island bench at the heart of the kitchen. The movement and nuanced tones of grey, ivory, and white within each slab add depth and interest and made it a practical choice for this project,” says Ali Ross. 

"Arabescata Corchia marble was selected for its distinctive natural beauty and inspired the design of the sculptural island bench at the heart of the kitchen. The movement and nuanced tones of grey, ivory, and white within each slab add depth and interest and made it a practical choice for this project."

- INTERIOR DESIGNER, ALI ROSS

Grange Residence by Conrad Architects

Grange Road Residence | Architecture by Paul Conrad Architects | Interior Design by Lauren Tarrant | Photography by Timothy Kaye 

Grange Road Residence by Paul Conrad Architects

In this home, stone serves as a touchstone, celebrated for its expressive and textural qualities. The kitchen, in particular, highlights this with its use of Calacatta Vagli marble from Artedomus. This exquisite marble unifies the cool, neutral greys with the warmer oak tones found in the walls, carpets, joinery, and textiles. Its sculptural application in the kitchen not only brings an air of refinement but also seamlessly blends the classic and contemporary elements that define Paul Conrad Architects’ projects.

Enhancing the kitchen’s design is an interior aesthetic crafted by the homeowner and designer, Lauren Tarrant. Her approach skillfully balances opulence and restraint, cultivating a refined yet understated ambiance that complements the elemental nature of the space.

Whipbird Residence| | Property Developer Zerni | Architecture by Minnow Studio | Photography by Timothy Kaye 

Whipbird Residence by Zerni and Minnow Studio

Perched overlooking the Noosa hinterland, Whipbird is a poetic response to its natural environment and the generous kitchen footprint played a big role in this entertainer’s home.

“In the kitchen, we engaged Artedomus to procure Ocean Blue Travertine sourced from a single quarry in Italy to form the kitchen island, with the intention being to resemble the skyline that stands before you at Whipbird,” says Jayden Zernich, Zerni founder and property developer. 

The benchtop’s extended, flawless surface showcases the linear veining of the travertine, featuring cool silvers, taupes, and olive tones. This elegant interplay of colours makes a striking statement in the open-plan space. “The ultimate goal for the material palette selected in the kitchen was to be an expression of honest design, abstraction, and purity resulting in authentic spaces that provide peace, intense simplicity, and a harmonious visual balance for those that occupy them,” adds Zernich.

"We engaged Artedomus to procure Ocean Blue Travertine sourced from a single quarry in Italy to form the kitchen island, with the intention being to resemble the skyline that stands before you."

- PROPERTY DEVELOPER , JAYDEN ZERNICH

East Melbourne Residence | Architecture & Interior Design by Hecker Guthrie | Photography by Shannon McGrath

East Melbourne Residence by Hecker Guthrie Studio 

Experienced in revitalising historic homes, Hecker Guthrie connected with the homeowners’ desire to respect and enhance the character of this East Melbourne heritage building.

The kitchen redesign wasn’t a usual cook’s kitchen; it was envisioned as the heart of the home, resembling more of a bar atmosphere. Designer and co-founder of Hecker Guthrie, Paul Hecker, finds designing this space particularly delightful because here, the homeowners welcome and entertain guests, rather than just preparing meals. Artedomus Selinis marble was used in this space to signify the dance between heritage and contemporary relevancy. “It’s a classic marble; not overly decorative, very singular in its materiality, and calming,” says Hecker.

Malvern House | Architecture  by Lande Architects | Photography by Derek Swalwell

Malvern House by Lande Architects

Integral to the brief for this existing Victorian Cottage located in Melbourne’s Malvern neighbourhood, was the seamless integration of green spaces, natural light, and airflow into the home. Internal courtyards and expansive glass elements invite the outdoors inside.

A pavilion-like addition to the rear by Lande Architects introduces a design contrast that sits alongside the existing 19th-century dwelling and the open-plan kitchen within this new space plays a pivotal role in introducing a warm and inviting palette rich in texture and is highlighted by the opulence of green Predia stone from Artedomus.

Currawong House | Architecture by Davis Architects| Photography by Andy Macpherson

Currawong House by Davis Architects

Situated in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales, the young homeowners of this new build sought a family home with a strong connection to the outdoors and nature. The open-plan kitchen, dining, and living areas form the communal heart of the home, seamlessly extending to the outdoor entertaining space.

Durable and natural materials were chosen for the kitchen, including Artedomus’ Sareva Quartzite for the benchtops, splashback, and scullery. The Sareva Quartzite was chosen for its durability and elegant, warm brown veining, which blends beautifully with the rich tones of the surrounding timber cabinetry.

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