7 Luxury Kitchens in the Sutherland Shire

We’ve carefully curated 7 of the most impressive $2M+ to $3M+ homes and new developments in the Sutherland Shire. Their high-end kitchens are certainly up to standard when it comes to current global trends in interior design.

So what are we seeing in Luxury Sutherland Shire kitchens? Keep reading to discover some spectacular homes in CronullaSylvania, Bundeena, Burraneer, Gymea Bay, Bonnet Bay and Woronora.

Main Highlights

Timber Battens

Architecturally, timber battens are a big hit.  They’re being used for feature walls both internally and externally, staircases, room dividers and even ceilings. We’re seeing lots of new builds incorporating them into kitchen islands to replace panels and accentuate curves (which is very on trend).

Stone Benchtops

You can’t deny that stone benchtops and splashbacks are the top choice, especially for high-end kitchens, bathrooms and laundries. It’s a beautiful, natural and durable option for these high traffic areas. Granite Transformation’s exclusive stone has the added benefit of less maintenance as it’s heat, scratch and stain resistant without the need to apply ongoing sealants.

LED strip lighting

We’re seeing these strategically placed over the kitchen island providing a functional feature that is both modern and sophisticated. They look particularly smart coordinated with a kitchen accent such as oak or brushed metal.

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Cronulla Coastal

Current Trends

A fully integrated kitchen in Cronulla conceals most of the appliances creating a seamless finish.

The fresh white handleless kitchen doors and white stone benchtops and splashback further enhance the clean, streamlined aesthetic.



Touches of rounded oak battens on the island bench

Oak LED strip lighting above the kitchen island add style and are effortlessly functional for the island breakfast bar.

Black kitchen island stools provide a dramatic contrast and balance the black space of the oven area.


Sylvania Contemporary Sleek

Current Trends

Smooth, matt, two-tone kitchen in Sylvania with white and grey handleless doors for a sleek and stylish finish.

White stone benchtop.

Kitchen Island with benchtop waterfalls on either end make a grand statement and highlight the large open space.

Accents and Features

Timber stool seats add some warmth and natural texture to offset the harder surfaces.

Gold pendant lights add a little bling and work as a bridge between the stools – which are  similar in tone and shape – and the kitchen’s smooth and metallic surfaces.

Servery window to the alfresco dining area is a functional entertaining feature which also brings the outside in.


Burraneer Refined Luxury

Current Trends

Suspended timber batten ceiling ties together all the natural elements found throughout this impressive new Burraneer development – stone, wood, leather and green biophilic design.

Designer kitchen with marble stone kitchen island, waterfall and splashback.

The kitchen island mirrors the large dining table in both direction and length for a harmonious and distinct layout.

Accents and Features

Brushed brass tap, handles and matching LED strip lighting which is suspended above the kitchen island.

LED strip lighting is also used above the splashback which suits the high-end vibe.

Timber look kitchen doors reflect the timber batten ceiling above.

Rounded handles – an organic shape and a nod to the curved furniture and lighting.

Black island stools acknowledge the other black accents found througout such as the high-end kitchen appliances and adjoining spaces.


Bonnet Bay Accents

Current Trends

Stone benchtops in contrasting black and white marble colours provide a dramatic aesthetic in this Bonnet Bay kitchen.

Attached dining table offsets the height of the kitchen island adding visual interest and function.

Handleless streamline kitchen doors in white and black mirror the two shades of marble.

V-groove black doors and upper white cabinets for added texture.

Black trough sink and tap.



Black LED strip kitchen island pendant light to match the black marble, stools, cabinetry and appliances.

Blackbutt chevron flooring pairs well with the stone surfaces

Exposed timber beam reflects the timber chevron floor in both shape and colour


Woronora Coastal Simplicity

Current Trends

Open plan modern kitchen in Woronora.

Blue-grey matt kitchen cabinets with handleless kitchen doors.

White stone benchtop with white subway tile



Brushed silver pendant lights tie together the blue-grey doors and modern appliances.

Black kitchen island stools


Bundeena Rustic Charm

Current Trends

Modern Contemporary Rustic Style combining natural materials of stone and wood to suit the natural surroundings of Bundeena.

Two tone Matt Black and Timber kitchen offers a noteworthy contrast.

Honed (matt) stone benchtop which is currently the norm in parts of Europe and a clever option to soften the look of polished stone. Some of Granite Transformations’ stone choices are also available in a honed finish. Contact us for more info.

Features and Accents

Thick slab of solid timber for the breakfast bar makes an impressive statement.

Butler’s pantry provides a clever use of extra space.

Notice the botanical print wallpaper in the bedroom – A very on trend biophilic feature wall.


Gymea Bay Modern Coastal

Current Trends

V-Groove kitchen island panels add texture and  an understated and elegant feature in this Gymea home.

Fine stone benchtops with island waterfalls on either end create the centrepiece and balance the space.

Rounded timber handles inject some fun and embraces the curve trend.

Plantation shutters produce a light and airy coastal hamptons vibe.

Accents and Features

Open timber shelves for added interest; a nifty space to incorporate your own creative vignettes. Learn the ins and outs of creating vignettes here.

Rattan pendant lights add a soothing coastal touch.

Timber and white stools balance the two colours within the space.

Special Mentions

These exclusive kitchens and alfresco dining spaces in the Sutherland Shire demonstrate current trends in architecture and interior design. You can see plenty of; statement lighting, natural materials such as stone and timber and curves and rounded angles to soften spaces.

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5 Ingredient Chicken & Asparagus

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Courtesy of Kitchen Stories

A quick and easy weeknight dinner, this delectable crispy chicken with lemon and butter sauce will be a sure favourite in your home.
Make sure you choose chicken with the skin-on, as this is what crisps up in the oven.
Serve with warm bread to mop up the yummy lemon-butter sauce.
For a variation, you can slice the asparagus into smaller pieces before cooking and toss it with the sauce and cooked pasta.

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Ingredients (Serves 4)

4 chicken breasts or drumsticks (skin-on)
700 g green asparagus (or green beans)
2 lemons
12 tbsp butter
20 g parsley
200 g flour of your choice
olive oil (for frying)

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Step 1/4

lemons –  700g green asparagus (or beans) – 20g parsley


oven – fine grater – lemon juicer – knife – cutting board


Preheat oven to 200°C. Zest and juice the lemon. Trim asparagus. Chop parsley.

Step 2/4

4 tbsp butter – chicken breasts (skin-on) – 200 g flour (of your choice) – salt – pepper


ovenproof pan – paper towels – tongs


Add butter to an ovenproof pan and transfer to the oven. Pat chicken pieces dry and season with salt and pepper. Coat in your choice of flour and shake off any excess. Place chicken breasts into preheated ovenproof pan. Bake at 200°C for approx. 15 min., or until brown and crispy on the bottom. Flip and cook approx. 10 min. more, or until cooked through. Keep warm.

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Step 3/4

700 g green asparagus (or green beans) – olive oil (for frying)


frying pan


In the meantime, add some olive oil to a frying pan. Add asparagus to the pan and sauté until cooked through and brown in spots, approx. 8 min. Remove from pan and set aside.

Step 4/4

8 tbsp butter (for frying) – salt – pepper


Add remaining butter to the frying pan until it melts. Add lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Once a thick sauce has formed, add asparagus back to the pan and coat in the sauce. Add lemon zest and some parsley. Serve chicken breasts with lemon-butter asparagus and garnish with remaining parsley. Enjoy!

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