Heritage Villa

Location: Nelson
Designer: Klaus Todt
Photos by: Virginia Woolf Photography


Full Kitchen Dining Table
Kitchen Sink with Coffee

The Approach

Step into the heart of craftsmanship showcased in this stunning kitchen renovation recently completed in a Nelson heritage house. Our mission was to reimagine this antiquated, confined, and inefficient space for modern family living, infusing it with contemporary design while optimising workspace and storage.

Natural light floods this kitchen – the French doors at one end leading on to a spacious deck, and windows on both sides determined the configuration and choice of materials for this much anticipated renovation. An exquisite bank of art oak veneer joinery hugs the internal wall from floor to ceiling and wraps around underneath a window looking out to the garden. It’s sleek and beautiful with not a handle in sight, hiding the integrated fridge, a pantry with drawers, multiple cupboards and pull-out drawers (including our signature cutlery inserts), plus a clever storage solution for cooking oils and herbs/spices.

The kitchen island epitomises our attention to detail and finish; it’s highly functional, providing additional storage and bench space, and doesn’t compromise movement in and around the kitchen for the family. There’s seating at one end for food on the go, coffee and conversation.

“Our mission was to reimagine this antiquated space for modern family living, infusing it with contemporary design while optimising workspace and storage.”

Kitchen  Tap
The benchtop, cleverly designed with flush mounted power points on the front, extends elegantly under the window. It hosts a powerful, combined Bora gas cooktop/extractor and a double integrated sink with Quooker tap, only available in NZ to Living Design clients. This good-looking tap provides instant 100°C boiling water, filtered, chilled and sparkling water, as well as regular hot and cold, all from the one tap!
Bora Cooktops
Kitchen Drawer

There’s a dedicated coffee station discreetly tucked away at the far end of the bench, conveniently located for coffee-time outside on the deck. A surprise splash of vibrant red awaits within the drawer underneath, adding a delightful touch.

Stove Bench
Stone Drawer 2
The handsome porcelain benchtop and splashbacks resemble Atlantic Stone Granite but this product boasts higher density and durability. Precisely vain- matched on the drawer fronts to the benchtop and from benchtop to splashback is testament to our commitment to excellence.
The vertical grain of the Art Oak veneer marries beautifully with the lovingly restored timber floors. Combined with Furniture Linoleum and ‘stone’ finishes, this kitchen is stylishly balanced and streamlined. It’s a beautiful light, airy space with excellent indoor/outdoor flow for living and entertaining – the transformation is complete.
Bora Cooktop

Our Exclusive Products

BORA Cooktop
Extractor Fans

Exterior View