Old Meets New Build

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.

Danby Marble in Weston Vermont

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.

The “Terrible Mountain” Kitchen and Staircase Project – Andover, VT

This house sits on top of “Terrible Mountain”, in Andover Vermont, and on top of that, we did this project during the snowiest November and December on record! The end result however is absolutely amazing.

Part 1 – The Staircase
refinished wood floors
We refinished the pine floors throughout the first floor, including moving this claw foot tub out of the master to get underneath.
Refinished Wide Plank Pine Floors
Custom staircase built and designed for this post and beam house.
Our custom staircase…we designed it in Sketch Up and our carpenter brought it to life in beautiful form.
Custom staircase built and designed for this post and beam house.
Custom Staircase with Wrought Iron Handrails
Douglas Fir Posts with Wrought Iron Bannisters
Custom staircase built and designed for this post and beam house.
Wood Plugs in Custom Staircase
Hand cut wood plugs by our carpenter on site
Custom staircase built and designed for this post and beam house.
Douglas fir beams, pine treads and risers, and wrought iron bannisters make a beautiful staircase!
perfect carpet installation and seamless transition between custom staircase and carpeted loft.
This was a perfect carpet installation and seamless transition between the pine treads and carpeted loft.
perfect carpet installation and seamless transition between custom staircase and carpeted loft.
Our carpet installer wrapped around the beam and posts so neat!
Custom Staircase with Wrought Iron Handrails
They have the most amazing view out of that window…
Custom Staircase with Wrought Iron Handrails


Part 2: The Kitchen Remodel
Vermont Kitchen with Custom Plaster Island and Plaster Hood
We designed & built this custom hood and island so Niki could have it wrapped in plaster
soapstone sink
Who doesn’t love an integrated soapstone sink with soapstone counters?
Vermont kitchen with soapstone sink
Custom Plaster Hood over ledgestone backsplash and soapstone counters
custom plaster hood with reclaimed wood beam mantel
you can see the antique nails in the reclaimed beams we used for the hood
oak inset cabinet door panel on a Bosch dishwasher
this inset cabinet door hides the dishwasher very well
Oak Kitchen Island, Soapstone Sink and Counters
oak inset kitchen cabinets with trash pull out
behind this oak door is the trash can
Vermont Kitchen with Custom Plaster Island and Plaster Hood
Vermont Kitchen with Custom Plaster Island and Plaster Hood
custom plaster hood with reclaimed wood beam mantel
the mitered corners and angle of the plaster create a stunning result
ledge stone backsplash, oak shelves, and soapstone counters
ledge stone backsplash, oak shelves, and soapstone counters
ledge stone backsplash, oak shelves, and soapstone counters
We love floating shelves
ledge stone backsplash, oak shelves, and soapstone counters
Vermont Kitchen with Custom Plaster Hood
ledge stone backsplash, oak shelves, and soapstone counters
Even better are the recessed lights we put into the floating shelves
kitchen remodel featuring a custom wood cutlery divider
a custom cutlery divider built into the drawer
two DEEP drawers with a roll top in this kitchen renovation
two DEEP drawers with a roll top tray
Microwave Drawer in Oak Inset Kitchen
This microwave is a drawer unit!
Vermont kitchen with soapstone sink
Vermont Kitchen with Custom Plaster Island and Plaster Hood

Part 3 – The Generator (another aspect of Terrible Mountain living is frequent power outages)