Collected Old Wood in a New Kitchen
Nestled in on the shores of Lake Champlain, this cottage was built with great care and thoughtfulness. Reclaimed wood and stone were used for construction. The homeowners and local craftsmen came together to utilize the materials creating rich, warm surfaces. This is what I saw immediately when I scouted the kitchen for the shoot. I knew the photos would invite you in and welcome you to sit down for an afternoon cup of tea. We cut some flowers from the beautiful gardens outside and styled the space to compliment the warm tones and rich patina. The island is black soapstone with white and gray veins. Salvaged from a house in Vermont dating back to the 1790s, old growth pine planks were used for the countertops and floor. “Dust board” from the same house was used to build the kitchen island. The hardware in the kitchen and throughout the house was collected from various local salvage shops, antique stores and auctions. The gorgeous ceiling is old bead board from a carriage house that was being torn down in a nearby town.
MaryBeth Stillwell, MB Architecture + Design Dan Ober, Ober Woodworking