When our client bought the house he was the fourth owner and while the home remained historically intact there were serious maintenance issues. He needed practical things like a functional kitchen and a master bathroom but didn’t want to upset the balance or historic patina of the house.
Over the years the owner had collected antique walnut planks – because he knew the original cabin had walnut trim – but he wasn’t sure how to incorporate them into the renovation. After studying pattern books and historic homes from the same era we designed a custom fireplace wall with the wood. The fireplace wall anchors the new kitchen and has a Rumford fireplace flanked by 2 doors – one to a small office and the other to a secret staircase that leads to the master suite.
A few BEFORE PICTURES to see what we started with: