Masterwood Joinery takes pride in achieving standards of manufacturing and installation excellence demanded by Haden Emslie, multi-award winning Ingrid Geldof Design, and many other architects and interior designers. 

We also supply such leading businesses as Breen Construction. Amongst a range of Breen contract work, we precision-cut and installed wall panels at the Highlands Motorsport Park.

Queenstown Kitchen - Designed for entertaining.

For the well-travelled owners and their architect, the key element of the design brief to Masterwood Joinery was a large kitchen that while reflecting the sleek, uncluttered lines and attention to detail of European inspired kitchens would also acknowledge the timelessness of the nearby fast-flowing river and more distant mountains. 

Function all but overrode aesthetics with very clear instructions that the kitchen must provide 'massive' storage and create effective work area demarcation to enable more than one person to efficiently go about their kitchen tasks.

For all its size and emphasis on entertaining, the kitchen also had to have an area where the owners could breakfast informally or enjoy a late afternoon drink or simply lean or sit to contemplate stunning alpine views.

The essentials of the brief were met by building a 9 metre six-coat semi-gloss lacquer finished 'tile look' floor to ceiling end wall hiding storage behind push-to-open doors. This wall is visually softened by the large cooktop alcove with custom-made range hood and the entry to the spacious scullery work area. 

The kitchen is defined and separated from the dining/lounge by a four metre long dark walnut finish island that also includes a stainless steel long-span breakfast bar raised to a comfortable 'lean on' height. Work surfaces throughout are highly durable Ceasarstone quartz.

Tucker Beach Kitchen

For this alpine retreat the kitchen brief to Masterwood Joinery was in terms of functional requirements and appliances, more commercial than domestic. Obviously, a prerequisite for the end product was for a kitchen sympathetic to the design elements and quality features of this beautiful, architecturally designed dwelling. 

Taking advantage of views and providing ease of delivering food and drinks to indoor and outdoor dining and relaxation areas further added to the challenge of aesthetically containing a vertical freezer, two refrigerators, twin ovens, three sinks and two dishwashers within a layout enabling four to work at any one time.

Starting with food and drinks delivery, the solution can best be described as a hybrid mobile island or even a marble-topped butcher's block on casters. When not on the move, this dark walnut unit contributes to form and functionality as an island of additional bench space stationed between the twin sinks and free-standing back wall separating the main kitchen from an area that is more a second kitchen than scullery. 

The six-coat white lacquer finish back wall delivers ample storage, houses twin ovens and integrated refrigerator and features a spacious alcove containing the stainless hobtop and ample bench space finished in hard wearing white Ceasarstone. 

The rich tone of the marble splash back is almost mirror-like in reflecting the colour hues of the surrounding landscape seen through picture windows above the sinks. 

Around the corner in the large scullery is yet more storage, an additional sink, dishwasher and upright freezer and refrigerator.

The visual link between the kitchen and open plan living room is achieved by an impressive 3.6m return from the sink bench finished in furniture standard dark oak with a rolled top.


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