Joined-Up Thinking

This brand new home is located in one of the most historic areas of South Africa. At its heart is a spacious kitchen and dining area that blends perfectly with the building’s contemporary architectural aesthetic.

The wine-producing area of Stellenbosch is one of the most historic parts of South Africa, with many Victorian-style heritage houses. But the owners of this house wanted something less traditional for their retirement. They found the ideal location, with an uninspiring 1920s home on site, and decided to demolish it and start again. It was a bold decision but it has paid off. The owners had always loved the Poggenpohl brand. As this was to be their final home they decided to invest in a Poggenpohl kitchen. They felt that the aesthetic would perfectly suit the contemporary style of the architecture. Working with Poggenpohl Studio Durban the design evolved smoothly. Their designer suggested the choice of +INTEGRATION as there was a long wall extending from the kitchen into the dining area. This meant that cabinets, flooring and décor for the two areas needed to be seamlessly combined.

The customised bar and the custom-built sink unit were two of the most challenging aspects of the job. Each had to be perfectly integrated. The designer worked closely with the architect, building contractor and installation team to achieve a faultless result. She also proposed the decor print teak lava, satin mirrored glass and aluminium would complement the interior finishes. In the wife’s words: “On a scale of one to ten, I would give my Poggenpohl designer an eleven! Absolutely!” Both the owners delight in good food. The husband loves to barbecue on a traditional South African braai, so the kitchen opens into an internal braai area as well as an external one. His wife is passionate about cooking, preparing fresh food every day and cooking in a variety of styles. Their cuisine is influenced by the seasons – winter brings warming stews while summer means more fresh fish, chicken and salads.

As there a long wall extending from the kitchen into the dining area, Poggenpohl´s +INTEGRATION range, fits perfectly and helped the two areas to combine seamlessly
Poggenpohl´s decor print teak lava, satin mirrored glass and aluminium would complement the interior finishes to achieve a faultless result
Customer kitchen in Stellenbosch, South Africa
Poggenpohl outstanding customised bar. The sleek exterior opens to reveal well-stocked shelves that add to the shared experience of entertaining
A challenging perfectly integrated custom-built sink
Customer kitchen in Stellenbosch, South Africa
The kitchen is such an integrated part of the living area and at the same time an extension, with a generous-sized dining room table that allows everbody to seat comfortably

The Poggenpohl kitchen has been designed so that they can entertain up to 20 people with ease. Even when busy in the kitchen, the cook is always a part of the conversation, and the generous-sized dining room table seats everybody comfortably. The bar often surprises guests. The sleek exterior opens to reveal well-stocked shelves that add to the shared experience of entertaining. The kitchen is such an integrated part of the living area that the owners naturally gravitate towards it. From tea with the morning papers to cooking, baking or enjoying a coffee from the built-in coffee maker, each day begins and ends here.

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