Vintage Inspired Cape Cottage

We met the owner of this charming Upper Cape cottage when she bought one of our custom kitchen islands a few years back. We realized we shared a similar design aesthetic and began work on a fresh new design for the outdated kitchen in her treasured vacation home.

Given that the kitchen was housed in a single story structure with a steep gabled roof, we immediately decided to remove the existing low ceiling to create a light and open cathedral space. Reclaimed pine beams that were installed as structural ties, along with the painted shiplap boards that clad the gable ceiling, helped to define the modern farmhouse feel that the client was hoping for.

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We added a larger window with an arched transom above the fireclay farm sink to let the summer light pour in.

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The homeowner’s collection of vintage accessories and light fixtures complement the classic white shaker style cabinets and soapstone countertops.

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Architecture: Hundred Acre Design

Cabinetry: Ryan Messier Woodworking

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Craftsman Charm – Part 3: The Wet Bar & Powder Room

Several years ago, at an open house on a quiet tree-lined street in a suburb of Boston, a young couple fell in love with the classic details of this Craftsman Style home, and made the decision to move from their recently renovated urban condo. The 1921 home featured large graceful rooms, custom moldings and wainscoting, and a pristine original gumwood paneled living room and dining room, which the couple has since filled with Stickley and Harvey Ellis, among other period Arts & Crafts pieces.

In collaboration with the homeowners, Hundred Acre updated the details and finishes of the formal Front Entry, created a new layout to accommodate a first floor Powder Room and a custom wet bar, and designed a dream kitchen befitting this classic Craftsman.

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In the small awkward space under the stair, where the Entry Hall previously adjoined the Kitchen, we created a 6′ transition space with a custom wet bar on one side and a small Powder Room on the other. The clients entertain often, and did not have a bathroom on the first floor prior to the renovation, so fitting in this new room was high on their list. The addition of the wet bar, to service their frequent dinner parties, was not far behind it!

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The wet bar’s sage green cabinets match the Kitchen’s tall pantry cabinets, and an antiqued black granite countertop and glass mosaic backsplash carry over from the Kitchen. We chose Craftsman style glass panels at the upper cabinets to show off the couples barware collection, and a bronze and copper accents at the sink, faucet and cabinet handles.

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A stained wood pocket door saves valuable space and opens up to reveal a small Powder Room with big personality. Custom painted wainscoting frames an Arts & Crafts style cherry vanity, and Martha Stewart Cayenne wall paint brightens up the space. Period sconces from Rejuvenation flank a cherry framed mirror. It may be small, but the Powder Room’s details enhance the overall style of the home.

Architecture and Interior Design: Hundred Acre Design

General Contractor: Britton Homes

Cabinetry: Ashland Cabinet

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Craftsman Charm – Part 2: The Kitchen Before & After

Several years ago, at an open house on a quiet tree-lined street in a suburb of Boston, a young couple fell in love with the classic details of this Craftsman Style home, and made the decision to move from their recently renovated urban condo. The 1921 home featured large graceful rooms, custom moldings and wainscoting, and a pristine original gumwood paneled living room and dining room, which the couple has since filled with Stickley and Harvey Ellis, among other period Arts & Crafts pieces.

In collaboration with the homeowners, Hundred Acre updated the details and finishes of the formal Front Entry, created a new layout to accommodate a first floor Powder Room and a custom wet bar, and designed a dream kitchen befitting this classic Craftsman.

Kitchen 2 East Before
Kitchen: Before

 

Kitchen 2 East
Kitchen: After

The original kitchen lacked storage and a functional layout, and the cabinet, countertop and flooring finishes were dated. We re-worked the layout so the main focal point became four Arts & Crafts style casement windows with views to the landscaped back garden. The new pro-style range and hood were also designed to be a centralized feature. We selected stained cherry cabinets with a simple shaker style profile to reflect the desired Craftsman style. Handcrafted bronze and glass pendants from Hubbardton Forge hang over the sink.

Kitchen 1 NorthEast Before
Kitchen: Before

 

Kitchen 1 NorthEast
Kitchen: After

 

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Kitchen: Window Detail

On the south wall, we added two tall sage green pantry cabinets flanking the Dining Room entry to provide additional storage, and to add a pop of contrasting color to an otherwise entirely cherry kitchen. At the new back door, we designed a small mud room area with a slate tile floor and built-in upholstered bench for hanging coats and storing shoes.

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Kitchen: Before

 

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Kitchen: After

 

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Kitchen: Bench Detail

 

Kitchen 6 Pantry Detail
Kitchen: Pantry Detail

The new kitchen layout also includes a peninsula with Craftsman style brackets, and seating for the owners to enjoy small meals with views to the back garden. A new window brightens up the corner and sheds light on Black Cambrian antiqued granite countertops and a handmade glass mosaic backsplash.

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Kitchen Before

 

Kitchen 7 North
Kitchen: After

 

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Kitchen: After

 

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Kitchen: Peninsula Detail

 

Check back next week for Part 3 of Craftsman Charm where we will feature the Wet Bar and Powder Room!

 

Architecture and Interior Design: Hundred Acre Design

General Contractor: Britton Homes

Cabinetry: Ashland Cabinet

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Craftsman Charm – Part 1: Front Entry and Living Room – Before & After

Several years ago, at an open house on a quiet tree-lined street in a suburb of Boston, a young couple fell in love with the classic details of this Craftsman Style home, and made the decision to move from their recently renovated urban condo. The 1921 home featured large graceful rooms, custom moldings and wainscoting, and a pristine original gumwood paneled living room and dining room, which the couple has since filled with Stickley and Harvey Ellis, among other period Arts & Crafts pieces.

In collaboration with the homeowners, Hundred Acre updated the details and finishes of the formal Front Entry, created a new layout to accommodate a first floor Powder Room and a custom wet bar, and designed a dream kitchen befitting this classic Craftsman.

Front Entry: BeforeENTRY BEFORE

Front Entry: AfterENTRY AFTER

Prior to the renovation, the Front Entry stair’s full-height balusters provided for quite the commentary at dinner parties. We updated the stair details to reflect a more classic Craftsman style, while simultaneously creating a more open and graceful entry into the home.

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STAIR

Living Room Entry: Before 

LIVING ROOM BEFORE

Living Room Entry: After

LIVING ROOM AFTER

We updated the original framed opening between the Entry and the Living Room by adding paneled half walls with built-in storage and tapered Craftsman style columns. This feature replaced two ill-suited Classical style columns (which a previous owner had installed in an attempt to bolster the sagging header of  the original opening), while handsomely framing the view to the original Gumwood paneled Living Room.

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Check back next week for Part 2 of Craftsman Charm where we will feature the kitchen!

 

Architecture and Interior Design: Hundred Acre Design

General Contractor: Britton Homes

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Residential Renovation Part 5: The Foyer and Powder Room – Before & After

This nearly 100 year old suburban Boston home underwent a head-to-toe renovation designed by Hundred Acre.  We kept the classic bones of the home intact, and updated the layout and finishes to suit a young family’s needs.

Foyer West: Before foyer 1 before Foyer West: After foyer 1 after We gave the Foyer an updated polished look by changing the finishes and opening up the entry to the newly renovated Kitchen with classic French doors. We replaced the worn ceramic floor tile with hardwood floors that match the rest of the home to provide a seamless transition between rooms. Grasscloth wallpaper softens the space, while the high gloss black doors add a refined edge. The couples’ antique furnishings are featured in the new space.

Foyer East: Before foyer2before Foyer East: After foyer2after In a renovation done by one of the previous owners, a Powder Room was awkwardly added to the Foyer space, creating a tight and asymmetrical Entry, and covering one of the original front door sidelights. (See Foyer East: Before.) We pushed the Powder Room 3o” into the Living Room to gain back the graceful Entry that was original to the home. This seemingly small change had a huge impact on the success of the renovation.

Powder Room: Before                                        powder room before Powder Room: After powder room after The Powder Room in its new location became sophisticated and chic with Damask wallpaper and Art Deco fixtures from the Duravit 1930 Series. The original gilt frame mirror adds a perfect finishing touch.

Architecture and Interior Design: Hundred Acre Design

General Contractor: MD Carpentry – Sterling, MA

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Residential Renovation: Part 4 The Master Bedroom

This nearly 100 year old suburban Boston home underwent a head-to-toe renovation designed by Hundred Acre.  We kept the classic bones of the home intact, and updated the layout and finishes to suit a young family’s needs.

The Master Bedroom

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The main feature of the Master Bedroom renovation was a handcrafted headboard wall made from reclaimed wood planks. The headboard wall also serves as the partition between the new en-suite Master Bathroom  (previously featured here). Hundred Acre created this piece using wood collected over the years from different locations around New England. We finished the headboard wall by wrapping it in a crisp white painted frame, and adding two industrial sconces from Restoration Hardware.

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As an added detail, the headboard wall extends just slightly past the wall, revealing more of the salvaged wood planks from the back.

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Architecture and Interior Design: Hundred Acre Design

General Contractor: MD Carpentry – Sterling, MA

 

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Residential Renovation:Part 3 The Master Bathroom

This nearly 100 year old suburban Boston home underwent a head-to-toe renovation designed by Hundred Acre.  We kept the classic bones of the home intact, and updated the layout and finishes to suit a young family’s needs.

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The Master Bathroom

We carved out a corner of the large Master Bedroom to create a brand new light-filled Master Bathroom. The cool and calming palette and heated floors create a spa-like atmosphere.   The floating walnut vanity along with the sleek glass tiled shower and porcelain tile floor set a modern tone, but to infuse the room with some vintage character, we had our contractor custom install a salvaged textured glass panel into the pocket door.

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Architecture and Interior Design: Hundred Acre Design

General Contractor: MD Carpentry – Sterling, MA

Custom Cabinetry: KJS Custom Works – Boston, MA

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