A Fine Romance

August 27, 2021

            A Fine Romance

Tucked behind a traditional facade in leafy Vaucluse, sits a contemporary family home, featuring a custom Poliform kitchen. 

The Artex kitchen is a timeless feature of the home, designed around a central island bench offering a communal work and gathering space. With a contemporary feel and a natural aesthetic, the Artex kitchen boasts ample surfaces and rigorous lines which highlight the quality of the materials.

Owner Bill Plastiras was busy managing a successful career in construction when his love affair with Poliform began back in 2003. Now it continues to the present day, in his own home he shares with lawyer wife, Maryanne and the homes of his extended family. 

The sun-filled house, shows his strong appreciation for classical elements, functionality and high-performance design. 

“We chose Poliform, and the Artex kitchen because it’s very elegant and it matches the other quality brand products that we own,” owner, Bill explains.

“The kitchen is the centrepiece of our home. The layout not only suits our family activities, but we can have casual drinks and nibbles around the island bench with our guests as well,” he  says. 

Style is important to Bill in all he does, as is the the functionality of the products he lives with.  On weekends and during holidays his family love to celebrate and cook together. Leisure time often sees them entertaining in the kitchen, living and dining space alongside their beautiful garden and pool deck. 

“I like the detail around the doors and the interface with the bench top in the kitchen. The location and dimension of the kickboard make the cabinets float. I appreciate the attention to detail and the superior quality in Poliform. It’s all very precise details. Other kitchen brands try to copy, but they are not the same"

“Our previous kitchen was a dark veneer, so to lighten it up, we went for mainly white cabinets this time. But we do like the Spessart oak veneer and the contrast it gives with the white benches. The Gaggenau oven and microwave oven are also better highlighted in this setting.”

A true lover of design, Bill Plastiras has now even extended his Poliform crush to his son’s home. When his son wed recently, he and Maryanne gave them a Poliform bedroom suite to mark their nuptials. Who said romance is dead?

Project: Residential

Category: Kitchen

Applicances: Gaggenau

Product: Artex by R&D Varenna

Photography: Justin Alexander

Location: Vaucluse, NSW Australia