A Peek inside the Butler's Pantry

A Peek inside the Butler's Pantry

A Peek inside the Butler's Pantry

Are you a master chef? Does your kitchen rule? With the rise of reality cooking shows in Australia, more and more everyday Aussies are becoming their own gourmet chefs. With delicious food and home cooked meals, this can only be a good thing, but our kitchens need to keep up.

More and more, homeowners and builders are installing butler’s pantries in their homes. A butler’s pantry is made for the agile kitchen, making homemade meals easy and cooking in style more practical.

A Brief History

If you are not familiar with the concept, a butler’s pantry is essentially a kitchen inside a kitchen. Butler’s pantries were prominent in Europe during the medieval period, when the kitchen was often hidden behind the pantry away from prying eyes.

Wealthy families had these areas installed as the main preparation area. This is where a maid would traditionally prepare and cook, while the main kitchen was kept clean. It was a façade the family had to impress their guests with a good meal and a clean home. Traditionally, the pantry was also used to store silver accessories and other kitchen utensils.

Nowadays, a butler's pantry doesn't have to be about the pomp and ceremony, but they're still a practical way to enhance the functionality of your kitchen. They don't require much space to install either, meaning it's easy to incorporate one into your home design.

Our Home Designs

McDonald Jones Homes has a select range of designs that feature beautiful butler’s pantries. Explore some of our favourites below:

The Hermitage

The Hermitage design is city meets country. The home seamlessly connects indoor and outdoor settings, with a butler’s pantry at the ready to keep your gourmet kitchen clean while you entertain.


This architecturally stunning design offers the best in single storey living. The open plan allows for a natural flow to all living areas. The central living area connects to the alfresco setting and kitchen, which connects to the butler’s kitchen. If entertaining at home is your thing, this design is your ideal home.


This open plan space allows occupants to freely transition throughout this home. If you are looking for an open plan home, the Esperance is the stylish space your family needs. A large, gourmet kitchen complete with walk-in pantry and optional butler’s pantry will have you in awe of this home.


The Portsea is a family friendly home with plenty of functional spaces and the butler’s pantry highlights this philosophy. The open space of the courtyard is the perfect gateway for your family to relax while a second kitchen area will add significant value to your home.

Our beautiful homes with butler’s pantries represent some of the best of the McDonald Jones’ range. To create a home that’s built for entertainment, or to discuss customisation options, talk to us today. Call McDonald Jones Homes on 1300 555 382 or enquire online.

Homes With Butler's Pantry Option

Botanica New House Designs
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Anchorage Home Design - Tivoli Facade - McDonald Jones
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Broadbeach New House Designs
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