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The Vermont Stonybrook Condos are nestled in the foothills of Mount Mansfield overlooking a quiet pond. A new owner purchased a unit and asked us to give it some new life. After getting to know our client's thoughts and feelings we created a plan which focused on the renovating the Kitchen and Master Suite.
Efficient space planning using our CAD drawings allows us to give this small kitchen a spacious feeling, don't you think? Looking at the photos, you will see how we created an open floor plan with a nice view and flow between the kitchen, dining and living rooms.
We managed the complete project from start to finish. In the kitchen, we installed custom cabinets, a quartz counter-top, hand blown glass pendant lights, woven wood window treatments, stainless steel fixtures & appliances. We chose an under-the-counter mounted sink with a large basin for easy kitchen prep and clean-up.
For the floor, we selected and installed an antiqued, oil-rubbed, hard-wood walnut floor. Details like the shapely door knobs and pulls give a sophisticated splash of elegance.
We sourced woven wood window coverings. When they are closed , they still allow a gentle light to filter into the room. Our client now has privacy and warmth while maintaining a connection with the beautiful landscape outdoors. An added bonus: the shades open and close effortlessly with a remote control and may also be programmed to open and close at a specific times everyday.
For the bathroom and powder rooms, we designed a few unique features made by artisans we represent at our interior design center: The beautiful light sconces were handcrafted in Vermont. They fill the space with gentle and dramatic light while framing the reclaimed wooden mirror as a focal point in this powder room. The copper vessel sink and smooth dark counter-top sit atop a custom built cabinet (made from reclaimed gymnasium bleachers). High quality details like the towel ring and toilet paper holder give the space a splash of elegance.
Natural sunlight bathes the study with warmth and charm; track lighting complements this with precise and ambient light. This view offers a sneak peak into the private toilet & bidet room. Although this master bathroom is compact, it feels luxurious due to the selection of tiles and materials. The custom built vanity cabinet is made of reclaimed yellow pine and finished with a rich red stain. It's striking color pops as a focal point amongst the earth-tones. These reclaimed wooden shelves appear to be floating, with no visible attachment hardware. They provide a custom element to the toilet room that is thoughtful and beautiful. The tile on this wall has the look and texture of antique wood, but is durable, waterproof and easy to clean. This private room offers a toilet and bidet that are separate from the rest of the master bathroom. Brushed nickel finishes are contemporary and attractive. The light switch turns on a designated reading light placed over the toilet. Thoughtful design goes a long way to create a luxurious experience in this space.
Looking into the master bathroom. This renovated layout is a much more efficient use of space than what was in place before. We like the brushed nickel finish on all the fixtures because it creates a smooth and subtle continuity in the space. The shampoo niche hosts the wood-like tile from the shower's bench seat and other walls in the master suite, creating a rhythmic flow throughout the space. The ceramic wall tile (also on the shower's ceiling) has the look of a smooth natural marble. For the shower enclosure, we used a bench featuring a ceramic tile with the appearance of wood but the durability and water resistance of tile. The light colored wall tile uplifts the space making it feel bright and clean with the elegance and interest of marble.
We had a great time working with our client on this extensive renovation. If you would like more information on any of the details involved, contact Susan at Stowe Craft Design Center.
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