Shortlist success for Cochrane Design with a project in the Kitchen Over £50,000 category

Cochrane Design have been shortlisted for the Kitchen Over £50,000 award in the International Design & Architecture Awards 2014.

The brief for the kitchen was that it needed to be suitable for socialising in large numbers. The client wanted this space to be as welcoming and relaxing as the other living spaces in the house.

After being stripped back to the brickwork the room has been redesigned using a mix of original features including elaborate cornicing and paneling. Far from being a restoration project the design has restored the elegance of the properties heritage but the layout of the pillar less room is contemporary in its execution.


The main kitchen’s impressive scale makes it the undoubted hub of the home. On entry you are immediately aware of the exceptional craftsmanship and materials that have been carefully selected to create this kitchen. Three floor-to-ceiling French doors flood the room with natural light and in the summer months entertaining can spill out onto the terrace of the landscaped garden. The different zones have been carefully planned flowing seamlessly from one to another. Informal dining and a relaxed lounge area share the space equally.

Floor to ceiling cabinets and hanging lights frame the nine metre split level Marble Island with built in sinks and units and a breakfast bar at both ends. The marble splash back is a stunning example of pattern matching creating a butterfly effect that accentuates it’s already incredible natural beauty. It looks more like a work of art than a practical feature.


The bespoke cabinetry houses a kitchen that would satisfy even the most demanding chefs, with state of the art appliances and a plethora of kitchen gadgetry to aid all manner of creations. All the cabinetry, stonework and furniture has been specifically commissioned and designed by Sean Cochrane. The style of the kitchen mirrors the easy elegance of the rest of the home.

The exacting standards applied here are Cochrane Designs trademark. With this kitchen you are experiencing luxury that has been thoughtfully considered in every detail. The design and execution of this kitchen evokes quality, style and substance.