katipo design is a Dunedin-based Architectural Design Firm specialising in Residential Buildings on difficult sites with amazing views.

Norfolk Street Kitchen


The Clients returned from London having fallen in love with the English style of kitchen.

We were instructed to design a kitchen without MDF (designer raises hands in despair of the budget), and featuring as centerpiece the fantastic oven which the couple had bought back home with them.  It is a true credit to the couple that their determination in doing things differently has resulted in the most stunning kitchen imaginable.

A English porcelain butlers sink and matching 'gooseneck' faucet sourced by the client via Internet enhances the traditional feeling of the kitchen. The subtle texture of the real timber cupboards shows through the lacquered drawer fronts, and when opened, the beautiful timber is a compelling reason to do all our kitchens in this time-honored, handcrafted manner.

We also designed a new deck, with French doors opening off the dining room.  Morning coffee in the sun whilst watching the kids play in the garden below was impossible before the deck was built.