There’s a definite Italian flavour to the fare at this family’s beach house as the wife is Italian-born and a talented cook. Their main residence is 750 miles away in Plano, Texas, so the holiday home sees use from spring through to autumn. Two daughters, aged 22 and 17, share their parents’ fondness for the Florida retreat. It’s an idyllic spot, with the beach, hiking, walking and biking all within easy reach. The owners acquired the lot in Watercolor, Florida, in June 2010, and the house was finished just over two years later. Naturally the kitchen took a high priority. Because the owners live in Texas for most of the year, Poggenpohl Dallas was entrusted with the task of creating a dream kitchen for the holiday home.
Working closely with their clients, the designers came up with a bright, modern and beach-inspired colour scheme. With its spectacular view over the 220-acre Western Lake through floor-to-ceiling windows, the Poggenpohl kitchen has become the focal point of the family’s holiday lifestyle. Wall cabinets are finished in a highly polished laminate in aqua, a bespoke colour created to order by Poggenpohl. This is offset by a large island cabinet in dark brown walnut. Providing a contrast in texture, the wall above the main sink area of the kitchen is covered in off-white aqua-trimmed penny round tiles. Worktops are of white quartz, with a white porcelain-tiled ceiling and dramatic pendant lighting.