Whether you’re a Cordon Bleu chef or a complete novice, these functional, feast-for-the-eyes kitchens will have you reaching for your apron.
The kitchen is the heart of the home – and as the days draw in, nothing says “cosy winter evening” more than a saucepan bubbling away on the stove as friends and family gather around the table. Traditional shaker-style or clean-lined and contemporary, we’ve rounded the best kitchens for seasonal feasting that are *chef’s kiss*.
Harvist Road, Queen’s Park
A great slab of Carrara marble serves as the focal point in this skylit, streamlined space where you can pull up a front-row seat at the island to watch the action. A Quooker tap, Wolf range and chef-grade stainless steel fridge complete the culinary arsenal, while sculptural pendant lighting creates an ambience. After dinner, shuffle over to the adjoining snug to kick back with a film or throw open the Crittall doors for a digestif on the patio.
Harvist Road is available to buy for £2,750,000
Powis Mews, Notting Hill
Eating and drinking are given equal footing at Powis Mews – oenophiles take note of the full-length wine fridge, designed to display and store your prized vintages. Grand dimensions, opulent finishes and bold design ideas lend a stately feel tempered by limestone tiles, walnut cabinetry and bronze oxidised surfaces for a contemporary edge. Rather than feel isolated, those on cooking duty can peer out over the triple-height void to keep watch on what’s happening in the reception room below or the formal dining area beyond.
Powis Mews is available to buy for £8,250,000
Chepstow Villas, Notting Hill
Looking for a kitchen that’s as ergonomic as they come? Look no further than Chepstow Villas. Arranged around a clean-lined marble island, put the Gaggenau oven and Quooker taps to work or linger over breakfasts at the banquette seating area. Dark wood cabinets and chevron flooring, illuminated by natural light, complete the classic-meets-contemporary look. The space has been cleverly carved up into practical zones. A display column delineates the kitchen from the reception room, while Crittall doors channel sunlight.
Chepstow Villas is available to let for £12,000 p/w
Wormholt Road, Shepherd’s Bush
There’s space for the whole family in this capacious and calming, pink-toned kitchen. For chefs, shaker-style deVOL cabinets, Silestone worktops, Perrin & Rowe taps and a Rangemaster oven are at your disposal. For guests, the open-plan dining and living space, set out across warming oak floors, is designed with socialising in mind. If the weather’s on-side, peel back the bi-folding doors to the garden where the green and white striped awning can be pulled out to provide shade – or shelter from the rain.
Wormholt Road is available to buy for £2,250,000
Artesian Road, Bayswater
West London via the Swiss peaks: Birch ply shutters, blonde panelled cabinets and clerestory windows bring a peaceful Alpine aesthetic to the eat-in kitchen at Artesian Road. Designed by architect Samuel Chisholm, the semi-open space is both intimate and sociable. A polished copper splashback – illuminated in all its glory by candlelight – subtly amplifies the sense of space. In the daytime, light filters in through the skylight positioned over a reading nook, so you can delve into a few chapters as dinner simmers.
Artesian Road is available to buy for £2,295,000
Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill
Less a kitchen, more a work of art, the mirrored cabinets and copper surfaces at Westbourne Grove look (almost) too good to cook on. Luckily, function hasn’t been sacrificed at the expense of form. Discreetly integrated appliances and statement open shelving mean you’ll have everything at hand to cook up a storm. This is a kitchen that requires no filters: gilded light dances off surfaces and through the sash windows opposite, which sit above an inviting wall-to-wall window seat. For more formal occasions, there’s space for a dining table, too.
Westbourne Grove is available to buy for £825,000
Wrentham Avenue, Queen’s Park
Church pews reimagined as wooden worktops and 1930s dining chairs salvaged from a cruise ship: reclaimed materials and vintage pieces bring a pinch of panache, while a striking double-height glass wall adds architectural flair. Bright orange cabinets sit in playful contrast to an exposed brick backdrop and a stainless steel counter, kept clutter-free thanks to a utility room concealed behind a sliding door. Cooking complete, tuck in at the Eero Saarinen by Knoll marble dining table.
Wrentham Avenue is available to let for £4,000 p/w