Jodie and Stuart, a retired school teacher and a thoroughbred horse breeder, live in this six-bedroom detached house in Surrey, with their four children and Cockapoo dog, Molly. On returning to the UK from Australia, they couldn’t find the perfect property they wanted to buy, so they had one built instead.
The homeowners love how light and bright this space is. The large windows on one side of the room, and bi-fold doors on the other, also offer beautiful views of the mature gardens.
A duo of island units offer plenty of preparation and cooking space, not to mention a breakfast bar area, while their joint volume suits the size of the space perfectly. It’s a clever solution; a single island of suitably immense proportions would have been impractical.Martin Moore | martinmoore.com