The 800 square-foot guest cottage is located on the footprint of a slightly smaller original cottage that was built three generations ago. With a failing structural system, the existing cottage had a very low sloping roof, did not provide for a lot of natural light and was not energy efficient. Utilizing high performing windows, doors and insulation, a total transformation of the structure occurred. A combination of clapboard and shingle siding, with standout touches of modern elegance, welcomes guests to their cozy retreat.

The cottage consists of the main living area, a small galley style kitchen, master bedroom, bathroom and sleeping loft above. The loft construction was a timber frame system utilizing recycled timbers from the Balsams Resort in northern New Hampshire. The stones for the front steps and hearth of the fireplace came from the existing cottage’s granite chimney. Stylistically, the design is a mix of both a “Cottage” style of architecture with some clean and simple “Tech” style features, such as the air-craft cable and metal railing system. The color red was used as a highlight feature, accentuated on the shed dormer window exterior frames, the vintage looking range, the sliding doors and other interior elements.

Photographer: John Hession

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Sean Oldfield wrote:29 February 2016
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    Misiaszek Turpin pllc

    The bar top is oak that has been stained using Minwax Provincial Oil-Based Stain.

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M Hiyane added this to HI_Kitchen4 hours ago

Has a little bit of everything - color, wood, white and stone

Clayton Crail added this to Kitchen15 hours ago

Soapstone with white, wood, and red

hillis22 added this to Bathroom Ideas18 hours ago

The trim, windows, and the hard wood floors with

Sarah Holman added this to skholman54's ideas3 days ago

like the dark soapstone counters

Samantha Schubert added this to Samantha's ideas5 days ago

Layout but replace sink with stove?

aschillingpayne added this to aschillingpayne's Ideas5 days ago

Dual height counter facing the lounge

schillingc added this to 2015-02-116 days ago

raised counter to hide clutter?

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