Concrete countertops are advantageous from several points of view but the detail that interests us today is their aesthetic appeal. We wanted to see how various interior designers worked with cement countertops and to find inspiration in their choices. So here it is, our selection of kitchens with cement countertops and other beautiful features that we hope can inspire you too.
Somewhere near the western shore of the Gulf of Thailand there’s a beautiful resort called Casas del Sol. It’s a collection of five villas, each with their own swimming pool, two bedrooms, two bathrooms and spacious living areas that include this open plan kitchen which has polished concrete flooring and a matching island and cement countertop.
When designing Casa nel Bosco, a residence located in Morciano di Leuca, Italy, architect Luca Zanaroli wanted it to complement its surroundings, in particular the olive trees present on the site. In order to do that, simple and traditional materials were used throughout the house, concrete and wood being two of them.
In 2010 LENS°ASS Architects completed The Rabbit Hole project, a conversion of an old farm into a contemporary home with one section also functioning as a veterinarian clinic. The project took place in Gaasbeek, a village in Belgium. The new design is a beautiful mixture of old and new, as you can see here.
There’s something very charming about a cement countertop, despite its structural ruggedness. It’s this duality that inspired SJB Architects to use this material when designing the Shoreham House, a single-family residence in Melbourne, Australia.
It seems artist Ângelo Fernandes favored concrete when designing this writer’s home and for good reason. The client, a writer (obviously) wanted this to be a minimalistic house where he could spend time reading and writing. It didn’t have to be welcoming since entertaining was not on the client’s list of favorite activities and it had to lack any big fancy and unnecessary details.
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