The house was a late 1800s fishing village house, so the clients were interested in a much lighter, airier space than they had, as well as maximizing the existing kitchen space and carving a breakfast area out of part of what was formerly a family room. They included a farmhouse sink for the more traditional feel, with Rohl faucet, to play against the more modern cabinetry chosen, which has cleaner edges and less molding. They used ship lap for the walls as well as the soffits over the cabinets for nautical touches. Their lighting details use rope, and the stain chosen for the floor as well as the paint for the cabinet are a soft gray, bringing to mind weathering, and playing well off the beams overhead. They put in a 6 burner Wolf stove, a subzero fridge, and two fridge drawers underneath the cabinets on the pantry wall. The counters are Vermont white quartzite.
Interior Design: Alix LaMotte
Photographer: Paul Johnson