Kitchen the ‘Engine Room’ of High-End Apartment Project


JGL Properties has expanded on its partnership with culinary icon Thierry Galichet to create the innovative chef-worthy kitchen designs in its exclusive residential development, Thornton.

The Brisbane-based developer recently unveiled plans for the premium residential tower in the inner-Brisbane riverside suburb of Kangaroo Point.

The iconic building, which will feature 12 full-floor residences, is a unique creative collaboration between four visionaries.

Thierry Galichet, an institution in the Brisbane dining scene, was approached by JGL to harness his decades of experience to design and craft the ultimate “entertainer’s dream kitchen”.

Prior to La Cache a Vin and award-winning French restaurant Montrachet, Galichet—renowned for producing timeless, authentic and approachable French cuisine—owned the celebrated restaurant in Wilston Village: Medium Rare.

JGL approached Galichet early in the project to assist in shaping and outfitting each Thornton kitchen with an intuitive flow and specially curated materials, fittings, fixtures and appliances – all designed “to bring a smile” to the face of any Michelin-starred chef.

“Everything happens in the kitchen. The day begins and ends here,” Galichet said.

“It’s the engine room, where ingredients are transformed, wine breathes and magically vanishes, stories are told, and culinary secrets are shared.”

“It’s a room that’s full of life, the real living room.”

JGL Properties said the outcome for Thornton's kitchens was for elegance to meet simplicity, with purposeful design accommodating all forms of cooking and catering.

At the centre of each residence, an eight-metre linear galley kitchen bench crafted from Noceto Striato natural stone will provide the backbone for the most demanding of dining standards.

Kitchens will also feature an electronic drop-down bar, pull-out champagne drawer, Vintec wine fridges, Pitt cooking burner, and Gaggenau 400 Series appliances.

“Everything has been carefully thought through, including the addition of a pull-out slimline seasoning and oil draw next to the Gaggenau induction cooktop, dual sinks and dual Miele dishwashers in the rear galley bench,” JGL Properties said.

“This leaves the stone island servery completely unobstructed and ensures it is an amazing space for entertaining family and friends.”

The crafted servery is designed to connect with the river and spacious living room, that in turn will provide a seamless flow through to the much sought after northern balcony and integrated BBQ and bar.

“Every aspect of Thornton is totally considered and the benchmark of quality design, ensuring it will remain the pinnacle of riverfront addresses in Brisbane’s ever-changing river city.”

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