Inside Neale Whitaker’s Modern Rustic Kitchen

We are in LOVE with that gorgeous cabinetry.

Neale Whitaker Kitchen
Neale is in love with his new kitchen arrangement too. "[I love] pretty much everything!" he tells us. "The butler’s pantry is a real luxury, as is the oversized island bench that incorporates storage, a dishwasher and induction cooktop." (Photographer: John Paul Urizar)

When it comes to style, The Block’s Neale Whitaker knows a thing or two. So, needless to say, his new kitchen at the country home he shares with partner, David Novak Piper, in New South Wales’ south coast, is absolutely stunning.
Long a fan of their cabinetry, as seen on both The Block and Neale’s Foxtel series, Love It Or List It, the couple turned to Kinsman Kitchens to help realise their vision.
They used modern Shaker-style cabinetry in the Somersby door profile, from Kinsman’s Designer Range, in ‘Strata Grey’. A Silestone island bench takes centre stage, complete with integrated induction stove, and a hidden butler’s pantry keeps things neat and clean behind. Completing the look are glass doors, placed to reflect the ample natural light that abounds in the gloriously sunny space.
We are totally in love!

Neale Whitaker and partner David in their kitchen.
Neale and David's stunning Kinsman Kitchen is on the front cover of House & Garden's March edition. (Photographer: John Paul Urizar)

Neale Whitaker Kitchen
Looking through to that incredible butler's pantry! (Photographer: John Paul Urizar) 

Neale Whitaker Kitchen
Neale says: "We wanted a kitchen that was functional and contemporary while respecting the style, location and heritage of the house." (Photographer: John Paul Urizar)

Neale Whitaker Butler's pantry
"The butler’s pantry is a real luxury," says Neale - and would couldn't agree more! 10/10! (Photographer: John Paul Urizar)

Neale Whitaker Kitchen
Close-up of the stunning cabinetry in Neale's Kinsman Kitchen. (Photographer: John Paul Urizar)

Neale Whitaker Laundry
Neale and David's washer and dryer are hidden within the cabinetry on one end of the laundry, while the other end features plenty of storage for linen. (Photographer: John Paul Urizar)


Read more about their stunning new kitchen here.


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