We take a look at Guy Sebastian and wife Jules’ amazing Freedom Kitchen
What an EPIC kitchen!! Photo credit: Freedom Images
Singer Guy Sebastian and his fashion blogger wife Jules have gone all-out to impress with their stunning kitchen, which takes pride of place inside their architecturally-designed Maroubra home. The couple, who have worked with Freedom for several years through their charitable organisation The Sebastian Foundation, building kitchens for local shelters and refuges, used the Block supplier to create the kitchen in their new home - and hooo-eeee, it’s AMAZING!
Both Guy and Jules are keen entertainers, and wanted their kitchen to be the centre-piece of their sleek, open-plan living space. They opted to include a large butler’s pantry with dual entry-points to hide mess, and chose to have both a full-size wine fridge and dry-aged meat fridge on display.
Let’s take a closer look at what they created:
The joinery: the couple chose to use Freedom Kitchens Designer range, in the colour Supa Black. The pure matte finish has anti-fingerprint properties - which will come in super-handy considering the couple have two small boys!
The handles: They integrated Peak handles, which work well to keep the streamlined look of the cabinetry.
Benchtops: Measuring a massive 5.6m long, their island bench allows seating for 12 and is arguable THE talking-point of their design. They chose to use Ceasarstone’s Rugged Concrete on this - the durable engineered stone has a beautiful grey textural pattern and a lovely rough matte surface, matching perfectly with the rest of the kitchen’s aesthetic. Installed by Form-Rite, it was finished with a bold 100mm mitred edge. Elsewhere, on the rear benchtop, they opted for Caesartstone in Jet Black to match with the Supa Black cabinetry above
Appliances: The couple opted for a top-of-the-range gas cooktop rage by Gaggenau, split with induction Teppanyaki plates. This boasts a hidden downdraft ventilation system, which rises from the bench at the touch of a button.
Sink: A deep Oliveri sink with Franke tapware was used in the island benchtop
The butler’s pantry: Access to this hidden room is via two points - one in the central kitchen, the other to the side of the space. The couple used Supa Black cabinets in here, but broke up the space with open gantry-style shelving, from Freedom Kitchen’s 2020 Black Alumin with broadline glass shelves. The benchtops and splashback feature Caesarstone in Noble Grey, a material that is lighter in tone than the benches in the main kitchen, meaning it’s a brighter space to clean-up and food prep.
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