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Bathroom, Custom cabinetry, Kitchen, Laundry

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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