Townhouses get the quartzite touch Cosentino’s Sensa range is featured in townhouses located in the Melbourne suburb of Caufield. They have been designed to appeal to a broad market.
Clockwise from left: The large kitchen island is clad with Sensa Bianco Antico by Cosentino;
Dekton by Cosentino is used for the laundry benchtop in the colour called Galema.
his residential development in Caulfield (VIC) comprises two townhouses that were built to be sold to unknown buyers. As a result, they needed to appeal to as many people as possible, ready for the new residents to put their own stamp on them. Michael Factor Architect designed the townhouses and Rina Cohen of RCI Designs consulted on the interior design including the layout, colours, cabinetry and selection of materials and finishes. The brief asked for a light and open aesthetic, resilient and practical materials, functional storage and easy, ergonomic access to appliances. Rina specified a durable
and consistent material palette, timeless colour scheme and included subtle details throughout. The kitchen, built by Fine Edge Kitchens, is part of an open-plan living space that includes the lounge and dining area with sliding glazed doors opening to the back garden. A butler’s pantry and laundry are adjacent to the kitchen. Kitchen cabinetry is in soft grey colours – Dulux Calf Skin and Dulux Grey Pebble Half – with hardware concealed inside doors and drawers for a streamlined, modern look. A window for the splashback enhances the openness and light and provides a view of the side garden.
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The kitchen is part of an open-plan living space that includes the lounge and dining area; Sensa is used for the plinth in the lounge area;
Kitchen benchtop The enormous kitchen island stands out against this neutral and natural backdrop. It is clad with Sensa Bianco Antico by Cosentino, a granite sourced from Brazil and India with appealing colours and distinctive veining. The Sensa benchtop wraps down and around the sides of the island to form a thicker section at the front, which gives it more visual weight. Strip lighting underneath the benchtop casts a warm glow on the recessed front.
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