Brook House Kitchen
The Kitchen at Brook House has been carefully designed for filmmakers and photographers specialising in shooting cookery and food. It is situated in a detached family home at the end of a quiet residential cul-de-sac close to Hampton Court and Esher.
There is an adjoining prep room with a large fridge-freezer, two trestle tables for food preparation or laying out of props and a desk for quiet working. A small utility room adjacent to the kitchen houses a separate sink and microwave. Good quality WiFi is available throughout the house. The main WC is in the entrance hallway.
French doors open out onto a contained garden with vegetable plot and lawn complete with gas barbecue, outdoor dining table and seating for crew lunches. The beautiful rivers Mole and Ember, recreation grounds, woodlands, Molesey Heath and Island Barn Reservoir are all directly accessed via a footbridge adjacent to Brook House.
There is an additional ensuite bedroom adjoining the kitchen which is ideal for wardrobe and make-up, a large separate lounge and a den room (greyed-out on the floor plan below), which may be booked additionally, upon request.
BHK is owned and cared for by food writer, cookery presenter and novice ceramicist Silvana Franco, find out more about Silvana here
The kitchen is fully equipped with all necessary cooking equipment including bakeware, saucepans, utensils, crockery and cutlery.
2 Neff Slide & Hide ovens
Neff N70 induction hob
Fisher & Paykel French Door fridge freezer with ice and filtered water (kitchen)
Fisher & Paykel large free-standing fridge freezer (prep room)
6 litre stand mixer
Electric hand whisk
Mini food processor
2 slow cookers
4 Burner gas barbecue
The room faces south and has contemporary Crittall-style windows along the length of the room and skylights fitted with blackout blinds. The kitchen units are in Oxford Blue and Graphite with surfaces in Dekton Nilium and an additional window counter in oak. The main island is wrap-around Dekton and features a central induction hob with no obstructive extraction fan. There are two stainless steel sinks with striking, non-reflective Domus honeycomb tile splashback and feature side wall. The two eye-level ovens are located to the left of the unit run to minimise any reflections during shooting and all electricity plugs are concealed. The flooring is in Mandarin Stone Cemento 900mm square porcelain tiles laid in grid formation.
The 6-seater Danish teak dining table and Ercol Windsor Quaker chairs are original mid-century, the table extending to seat 12. There is varied lighting including ceiling spotlights, under-unit strip and spotlights with statement Tom Dixon Copper Melt lights above the dining area.