ISSUE 36  |  Best in Kitchen

Steal This Look: A Surf Shack Kitchen in Australia

September 06, 2011 10:30 AM

BY Sarah Lonsdale

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We like this minimalist approach to seaside living from Australian architect Nathan Gibson Judd, who calls the project "a contemporary reinterpretation of the robust/rudimentary fibro Australian beach houses of the 1950s and 60s, which embodied an ethos of minimum amenity and basic construction."

The elements are simple: a plywood-paneled ceiling, a stainless counter with integrated sink, and rudimentary open shelving. See another project by Judd at Architect Visit: Nathan Gibson Judd in Australia.

Above: Judd created an instant kitchen area with stainless steel components from a restaurant supply company.

Above: Open shelving contains a collection of glassware from Iittalla.

Above: Judd built a counter/divider unit that serves a dual function: it separates the living and dining area and also conceals two standard-issue stainless work stations.

Above: The Cucina Tavolo worktable in stainless steel with an adjustable work shelf is available in a range of sizes, starting at 48 inches long and 24 inches wide for $813 at the Stainless Steel Store.

Above: The One Compartment Utility Sink with Two Drainboards is $2,212 at the Stainless Steel Store.

Above: The Stainless Steel Store offers a variety of faucets configured to work with its line of utility sinks, including the 12-Inch O.C. Faucet from Aero Manufacturing; $162.

Above: The Dish Doctor countertop drainer, by Australian designer Marc Newson, is made in Italy by Magis and is available from Hive Modern for $70.

Above: The Peugeot Lacquer Paris U'Select Salt and Pepper Mills are $57.95 each at Sur la Table.

Above: Marimekko Oiva White Ceramic Teapot; $75 at Crate & Barrel.

Above: The Iittala Kartio 1-Quart Pitcher is $70 and the Iittala Kartio 7-Ounce Tumbler is $20 for a set of two at Amazon.