This is a craftsman built house for his own family. The cabinet style is Shaker, but not just meaning “flat panel”, as is interpreted these days, but also towards colour and other details that are simple, yet effective.
The kitchen is open, sunny & airy with painted wood ceiling and beams. The customers wanted darker tones to the woodwork, but not as dark as is currently popular, so they went with a bit of red in the stain, making the alder resemble aged cherry.
On the right is a pantry unit above and a bank of drawers below. Centre is the sink with a bank of windows letting in natural light. Below is the dishwasher and revolving corner shelf units on each end. On the left is the stove, with hood fan and fridge.
The counter tops are concrete, with a greenish tint and contrast well with the painted parts of the room, which in turn complement the colour of the woodwork.
In the living room is a small library nook, done in the same wood and tones as the kitchen. The solid wood top has a rounded table edge and with the simple crown, is in keeping with the theme. Under mount lighting provides enough light to read book titles, without overhead lights being on.
In the master bedroom there wasn’t enough space to put in a regular closet under the eves of the roof line, but it allowed for a flush wall unit, that would fit into the two foot space. On either side are hers & his closet & drawer units and the middle is a TV covered by pocket doors and below is a large bank of drawers. It’s finished off with a kick & crown that appear to stand out more than their flush construction shows.
The “mud room” at the front entry is simple, yet efficient. It’s built of pre-finished birch plywood, which is both cost effective and has a natural look. There is a closet for each person in the family and shoe storage underneath the bench. On the right is a larger communal closet for more gear.