August 18, 2020 | Products Projects Trends
Smartstone Carrara, Perfect Choice for Coastal Style Home in Sydney

Stone Featured: Carrara
Project Featured: Mosman Residence
Photography: Simon Whitbread
Design: Stritt Design & Construction
Fabrication: The Kitchen Maker

In the northern beach suburb of Mosman, Stritt Design & Construction took on the task to design and build a Nantucket-inspired home.

“Our clients spent many of their summers in Nantucket whilst they were living in New York. They adored the homes in Nantucket and the lifestyle it offered, which later became the inspiration for their new home back in Australia,” explained Janette Stritt of Stritt Design & Construction.

A tourist and summer holiday destination, Nantucket is an island south from Cape Cod in Massachusetts, one of six states in the New England region of the US. It has been designated a National Historic Landmark District being the “finest surviving architectural and environmental example of a late 18th- and early 19th-century New England seaport town.”

Nantucket style draws its influence from the sea with simple rather than elaborate decorations and includes many natural design elements. It evokes the warmth and comfort of coastal, country cottage living.

As with the Hamptons-style homes, the kitchen is the main gathering and entertaining area. Stritt Design & Construction designed the large, open-plan kitchen with family in mind.

“A substantial linear skylight was included to maximise the natural light that entered the space and an indoor to outdoor servery created an area for ease of entertaining.”

The heart of the kitchen, the central island is a high use-work station where the family gather throughout the day. For benchtops, Stritt Design & Construction picked Smartstone Carrara, a highly durable quartz surface that can survive the rigours of heavy duty areas and yet provide the beauty of natural stone. A classic surface in the Milan Collection, Carrara perfectly replicates marble with its subtle, random veining on a luminous white background.

“It was important that the surface was robust and hardwearing enough for everyday family living and entertaining whilst achieving the American East Coast aesthetic we were after. Smartstone Carrara was the perfect bench top choice”, added Janette.

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