It wouldn’t be an entertainer’s kitchen without premium appliances. Stefan specified an integrated Fisher & Paykel French door refrigerator for a seamless finish, paired with glossy black Miele ovens. The real hero of the kitchen, however, is the striking engineered Portum by Dekton stone bench. Selected by Stefan for its versatile colouring and classic appearance, the monolithic island bench is clad on all four sides in the stone, together with the splashback, backbench and rangehood. “Portum is perfect for this home as it features a refined white marble look, similar to that of a Statuario or Calacatta marble,” he says.
Inspired by Portobello marble from Brazil, Portum by Dekton is part of the brand’s Natural collection from Cosentino, recreating the well-loved marble look without the constant maintenance required with natural stone. Instead, Portum features an off-white base with light grey flecks and veining throughout for a hardworking heat, scratch and stain-resistant benchtop that doesn’t compromise aesthetically.