Gorgeous blue shaker cabinets line this Dorset, VT kitchen. Built for a local chef/restaurant owner, she knew what and where everything should be and planned every little detail. The stained glass window was salvaged from the old Sirloin Saloon!
An historic tear-down gives birth to an authentic reproduction…
The original plan for this ambitious project was to dig and pour a new foundation for an old historic farm house, farther back from the road, and move the original house to the new location. The original structure was built back in the days of horse and buggy and hugged the dirt road very close, and the foundation was in disrepair.
Cue a few months later, the new foundation, identical in size and shape to the original house was poured and ready, and the house was being prepped to move…only to find out the biggest disappointment a homeowner has ever experienced…. the house was in no condition to be moved and was starting to fall apart with just the prep-work needed for the move.
A big decision was made and a beautiful reproduction of the original house was drawn up by a local architect, we saved as much as we could from the original house…from beautiful pieces of marble, old unique doors and hardware, beams, mantles, and more…
These photos show the final result of a stunning new chefs kitchen, with white painted inset cabinetry, hand-built just up the road, here in Vermont. Beautiful white quartz counters, with classic, big, white, subway tiles.
We are in love with Danby marble countertops, mined just up the road from us in beautiful Danby, Vermont. This is the “Fantastico vein”, one of our favorites, and one their most affordable!
We removed the old pine counters that were built with the custom pine kitchen cabinets a few decades ago. The cabinets are painted green and still look great, but it was time to upgrade the counters to this timeless beautiful marble.