This gorgeous traditional home overlooks beautiful Harveys Lake Pennsylvania in Luzerne County.
The family room houses loads of cozy seating and a television along with a large stone fireplace. One of the homeowners is an avid reader and wanted some beautiful and super functional storage for games, photographs, and of course – lots of books!
The built-in custom bookcases reach from floor to ceiling and wall to wall, flanking a couple of stairs and a pair of pocket doors. They have a somewhat formal styling with panels wrapping the staircase and gracing the inset door fronts. The paint color is Sherwin Williams Extra White.
In our latest finished work, two wall-to-wall cabinets create some classy storage with Carrara marble counters. Seven drawers and seven doors flank the carved mantel in this beautiful home in center city Philadelphia. The inset doors feature a raised panel with historic style and brass knobs. The paint is semi-gloss waterborne lacquer tinted to match Benjamin Moore Mascarpone, a creamy white. This project was a collaboration with Shophouse Design.
The left side is intended for bar usage and the right side to store children’s items. No matter what they chose to use it for, it adds style to this interior!
Below are a few progress shots of this piece as it was made in the woodshop as well as the original sketch, which underwent some changes before being built to adjust the size and number of doors and drawers.
This week and last, Adam returned to New Hope, Pennsylvania in Bucks County to install a large modern vanity and some closet built-ins in a dramatic overhaul of an old stone farmhouse. The kitchen, described by the homeowner as “Extreme Shaker” style, also features white countertops and Miele appliances including an induction stovetop, oven, and steam oven in the island. For another look at the cabinetry, with a variety of views of the pantry pullouts and drawers in action, see this previous post. Shaker Knobs by Nice Knobs and Farrow + Ball Paint in Stony Ground.
The clean-lined 10 foot long vanity was designed by the homeowner and is deceptively simple-looking. It boasts a cantilevered Ash countertop, hand towel cutouts- and a very neat finish. First the lumber was bleached using a two part wood bleach, then three coats of soap finish were applied (nota bene – soap finish process and product described here). The soap finish is not yellowing or shiny at all and is frequently used on floors and furniture in Scandanavia. For another look at the construction of this vanity, see this previous post.
After a full day’s work installing custom closet rods and shelving ( painted Farrow & Ball Lamp Room Gray), our work at this remarkable house has been wrapped up- for now.
The first piece of furniture to move into our new showroom in the old one room schoolhouse is this lovely Campaign Dresser.
The piece is constructed of Solid Pennsylvania Maple and sports seven roomy drawers on soft & self closing concealed drawer slides.
Finished in a neutral warm grey waterborne lacquer, waxed, and all decked out in polished nickel Campaign hardware with recessed pulls, this beauty would add style and substance to your room. Campaign dressers also make classy and sturdy changing tables for a nursery.
This elegant dresser is equally at home in the nursery for a boy or a girl- or a master suite. The removable tray top can contain a changing pad…or use your imagination- customization available. The piece is built from solid Pennsylvania Maple lumber and constructed with dovetail joinery. Seven roomy drawers provide storage while the solid brass campaign hardware dresses up the front. Available in any color or stain, nickel hardware is another option. White glove delivery available to the continental USA.
This recent custom dry bar/ curio cabinet was built for a client of Philadelphia’s J.Thom. On site, in a private residence, a granite counter, two glass shelves, and a light were added.
The back of the piece is painted BM Dove White, while the rest of the piece was painted grey, antiqued, glazed, and topcoated with dull waterborne lacquer. With bun feet, crown molding, and hinges by Lee Valley, it is sure to be a useful cabinet for storage and display.
Today this striking entry cabinet moved to a residence in Washington DC, a few blocks from the capitol.
When the home’s front door is opened, it is now the first thing you see! Finished in waterborne lacquer matched to Benjamin Moore White Dove and Cool Aqua the piece is topped with a dramatic sweeping pediment. The bottom has storage for shoes, and the open shelf on the right awaits a custom cushion. Hooks will hold coats, and the door is decked in decorative metal grille.
For three days near the end of July, Adam (with some much needed help- those tall cabinets were heavy!) installed the custom Shaker kitchen in New Hope. The homeowners added an addition to their stone farmhouse which more than doubled the living space. They chose very clean looking shaker style cabinets with a large center island, tons of drawers, and stately tall doors.
The kitchen is painted in Farrow & Ball’s color Stony Ground. Knobs are by Nice Knobs. The whole room will look quite different when the waterfall-edge concrete counters and state of the art appliances (including an induction range) are installed. The floors are antique lumber which helps to give this new room a feel that will mesh with the older portion of the home.
One of the unusual details in this room is the way that the cabinets meet up with the stairs into the room. The drawers were designed to fit right around the landing. Other unusual touches include the omission of a toe kick, integral ventilation grates, a special drawer with a paper towel holder in front (see the top island shot), a spice drawer, integrated knife block and silverware organizer, as well as the pantry (on the left hand side of the room) which boasts pocket doors.
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