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Even when a laundry is not actually on show to other areas in the house, material connections contribute to the cohesion of the greater interior.

This was the case when designer Kira Gray created this laundry as part of the introduction of a new wing to a 1920s home. The owners asked that the laundry offer plenty of room to work and have ample storage. Upper wall cabinetry and deep, wall-length counters addressed this, says Gray.

"The laundry is near the new kitchen, so I specified the same warm, rich-grained granite for the benchtops in both areas, which has the effect of drawing the two spaces together."

While the nearly 100-year-old home has a classic aesthetic, the new wing, which includes the laundry, has more modern accents.

"As with the kitchen, the cabinetry style and the solid, durable granite ensure that even this tucked-away space strikes a mid-point between traditional and contemporary."


The light-toned room is a relaxed, airy place to work in – another request of the owners.

First published date: 18 December 2012

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Architect John D'Anvers, John D'Anvers Architects (Auckland)
Designer Kira Gray
Builder Dual Projects
Cabinetry Kira Gray NKBA, Fyfe Kitchens
Benchtops Granite from Stone Warehouse
Washing machine and dryer Bosch
Wallcoverings Resene
Flooring Walnut from The Wooden Floor Company