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With meticulous attention to detail, we embarked on a journey to preserve the heritage of this central Albury home while infusing it with new life and purpose.

About this project

The homeowner and his family were seeking a renovation that would honour their home’s history and make it functional and inviting for generations to come.

Working with interior designer Natalie Baker Collective, we ensured every detail was a celebration of the past and a nod to the future.

One of the most important elements of the project was for the joinery to create a consistent style throughout all the rooms of the home. And it needed to feel like it had always been there. The timeframe on the project was tight, and the owners were looking for a team they could trust to deliver on design and quality.

Historical charm meets modern functionality

The renovation’s show-stopping feature is a continuous expanse of joinery that graces the kitchen. Stretching an impressive seven metres, the design cleverly incorporates a bar. The hidden surprises don’t end there. Three bifold pocket doors open to reveal a fully functional laundry that effortlessly blends into the overall aesthetic.

Natural quartzite benchtops in Mont Blanc provide an organic feel whilst adding a sense of grandeur to the space.

We were thrilled when the owners chose to use LA Smith’s exclusive custom colours on every joinery element. The deep blue tones of Blue Mountain are beautifully balanced by the soft touch of Whitehaven. 

This project beautifully embodies our commitment to artistry and functionality. Every detail has been carefully considered to create spaces that are both practical and visually stunning.

The home now boasts bright open spaces that welcome the family in, complemented by high-end joinery that reflects the character of the home.

“My work life is very structured. It’s nice to come home, unwind and completely let go of the daily grind,

Family time or party time, it can all happen here. Effortlessly.”

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History in the Making

About the project

The owners of this historic Albury home love their kitchen so much it brings a smile to their face every time they walk into the room.

And it’s not just the homeowners who are in love with it. This multi award-winning kitchen was named 2021 HIA Victorian Kitchen of the Year, impressing the judges with its ‘showcase of elegance and craftsmanship’.

The home was originally built for Albury’s first mayor in the late 1800s and the owners wanted to honour the traditional style of the historic residence while adding a touch of class and sophistication. Our brief was to follow traditional English style whilst maintaining high level detail and quality finishes.

Every member of our team worked on this exciting project. It required us to utilise all the skills LA Smith is known for – traditional craftsmanship skills, cutting edge technology, and our ability to solve complex problems to ensure we can make the impossible possible. 

One of the greatest challenges of this project was manufacturing formwork and templates to achieve the seamless curve on the stove mantle. Equally challenging was the curved glass door. Made from solid Victorian ash, it was shaped to form the radius, with moulded glass to suit. It required skilful manufacturing in-house at our studio to ensure the framework of the door would hold its curve. Lucky we thrive on a challenge!

Given it was such a complex, intricate project, our innovative 3D computer modelling program allowed our client to visualise the design in their home before we began, giving them full confidence in the outcome.

There is no doubt the quality materials and high-end craftsmanship elevated this project. Along with the curved mantle and glass door, other detailed finishes included:

  • American oak lining boards inside the glass door cabinets
  • Curved capping mould
  • Custom made handles imported from England
  • Handcrafted solid American Oak dovetail drawers
  • Sub zero fridges
  • Natural marble benchtops
  • Handpainted cabinet finish for an organic feel

We were thrilled to deliver everything our clients had ever wanted in a kitchen. It is beautiful of course, but behind the stunning good looks is a meticulously considered design that functions perfectly.We think this outstanding project embodies LA Smith’s core belief that beautifully designed spaces have the power to improve wellbeing.

Our clients are exceptionally proud of their kitchen and the accolades it has received, But industry awards aside, this is very much the heart of a young family’s home – where everything they do in their lives is rolled into one, exceptional space.

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Something Special

‘Architectural with a touch of Hamptons’ was the design brief for this kitchen renovation. It was the perfect opportunity for us to showcase the precision, creativity and handcrafted excellence we’re renowned for.

About this project

The owners of this home had a clear vision for their kitchen renovation: a high end look that didn’t compromise on functionality. Their existing redgum kitchen felt dark and uninviting. They wanted a lighter, brighter space with eye-catching details to invite you in.

Bespoke details for a one-of-a-kind space

This kitchen delivers ‘wow’ moments at every glance. Timber is the undeniable hero here. Every feature was custom-made, resulting in a truly unique kitchen that will impress for years to come. 

Blackbutt lends its beauty to custom handles, trims and dovetail drawers. Look closer and you’ll notice the special details: the graceful curves of the rangehood and the custom moulds on the kickboard and posts. They speak to LA Smith’s quality craftsmanship and signature attention to detail.

The bespoke look continues with the perfect pairing of LA Smith custom colours Stormy Night and Whitehaven, with the honed Mont Blanc Quartzite benchtop and splashback providing a stunning contrast. 

And oh, the light! It streams in through the addition of an exterior glass window and bi-fold doors and brings the kitchen alive.

The homeowners now look for any excuse to be in the kitchen so they can admire the stunning features of their new space. And who can blame them?

“We love it. Everything is custom made and we never stop loving how it looks”.

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This is Living

About this project

This is a home with hospitality at its heart. 

The owners of this new build enjoy regular visits from family and friends outside the region, so they wanted a home where they could entertain with ease.

That sense of hospitality was an important consideration when we collaborated with the owner, and Shannon from Rees & Rees, on this project.

The brief was for stylish, contemporary-style joinery with the warmth of timber accents. The joinery throughout the home needed to feel connected room-to-room, which we achieved through the use of consistent materials and themes.

We love incorporating natural timbers into our designs because of the positive effect on wellbeing. We believe it can reduce blood pressure and heart rate, and foster a sense of comfort and connection to nature.

A place of celebration

With guests regularly welcomed into this home, the kitchen needed to be a hub for entertaining and celebration. It was essential that whoever was doing the meal preparation and cooking could be busy in the kitchen without feeling disconnected from guests.

The ample, open plan breakfast bar was the perfect solution.

Stunning porcelain benchtops contrast with Mismatch Spotted Gum to achieve a timeless and sophisticated aesthetic. Shadow rails for handles add an elegant touch.

Joyful living

No matter where life takes you or how busy you are, there’s nothing like coming home to a space you love. Our joinery’s sleek design and warm timber tones have created an inviting home perfect for celebrating life’s special moments. The owners tell us it brings them, and their many visitors, endless joy.

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A Perfect Match

About this Project

This nature-loving family wanted a seamless connection between their forever home and its picturesque rural setting on acreage in Leneva. Also on the list of must-haves was a high quality finish with plenty of wow factor – a challenge we were thrilled to take on!

Bringing the outdoors in

To create a flow between the indoor and outdoor spaces we selected raw natural materials including spotted gum to echo the home’s exterior. The warmth of this timber joinery created a calm space where the family felt truly connected to their natural surroundings. The result was organic, high end and fully customised.

While the beautiful spotted gum timber brought the wow factor to this project, it can be challenging to work with. Being a natural, unstable timber it’s vulnerable to moisture and movement, so you must have a full understanding of timber species to achieve the desired results. Our expert knowledge came to the fore, and in our skilled hands this stunning timber is the hero – treated and manufactured to ensure it will perform for years to come.

We loved working so closely with the homeowners to design and realise this project, and we can’t wait to see their active young family grow in an environment that captures everything they love about their rural lifestyle.

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