July 24th, 2019
The 2019 NKBA Supreme Kitchen Design Award went to Stefan Sonntag of Masterwood Joinery in Otago for an incredible oriental and commercial-styled kitchen located in an alpine retreat in Lake Hayes, Queenstown.
With clean, straight lines, natural materials and earthy tones, the kitchen is a paradise for the clients who are enthusiastic cooks. This passion is visible; from the cantilevered teppanyaki grill mounted in engineered stone, to the marble topped pastry island, self-contained coffee making area and commercial stainless-steel kitchen extractor. Other luxury custom details include the traditional Japanese sliding screens that separate the kitchen from an informal dining and lounge area, to the stunning 2.25m tall by 3.25m long, six door glass fronted display cabinet for storing dishes and glassware.
Winning not just the Supreme title, this breath-taking space won four other awards, including Creative Excellence Kitchen Design, Kitchen Distinction $80k – $100k and the Southern Chapter Kitchen Recognition Award. Masterwood Joinery received Supreme Kitchen Manufacturer for their work on the space.
Judges were unanimous in their decision, calling the kitchen an impressive design, worthy of the Supreme title.
“With commercial elements and a contemporary Asian influence, this kitchen is unique and certainly a dream kitchen for anyone who is passionate about cooking and entertaining. There are so many beautiful details. It is truly amazing and oh so very cool,” said the judges.
President of NKBA, Jared Dinneen, said that Lake Hayes made the perfect location for the Supreme award-winning kitchen.
“This kitchen by Stefan Sonntag won’t be forgotten by our judges in a long time. It is outstanding in every way, right from the design, through to the manufacturing and all the beautiful hidden details. Its location in a beautiful property, with views of the Remarkables, only adds to this dynamic and luxurious space.”