In contrast to the inscribed columns and the elegance of the woodwork and the classic furnishings in the living and dining room, the warm yellow kitchen has a touch of whimsy. Beyond its visual appeal, it is an efficient working kitchen. Counter space is generous, the apron-fronted farmhouse sink is deep, the range has ample burners, the oven is large enough for a holiday meal, and a pantry provides additional storage.
The transition to the kitchen marks a shift in mood from the living and dining space. The ceiling is lower, the detailing is at a finer scale, and touches like the finials in the glass cabinet door moldings add charm.
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The kitchen spans the width of the cottage. On one end, double doors open to a narrow balcony and the screened doors allow fresh air. In the opposite direction, the refrigerator’s pleasing cabinetry and furniture-styled feet blend it with the other cabinetwork. To the left is the pantry door.
Upstairs on the top level is the master suite, which includes a generous private sitting area with a nook for a built-in sofa. It’s an appealing solution to offer some extra privacy for the homeowners,
since vacation cottages often host gatherings, holidays, and parties. This is an area to retreat to for a bit of quiet time when the home is filled with guests.
Two large doors lead out from the master to the open porch, which is furnished with a tall bistro table and stools, a conversational seating area, and lounges. A single column supports the trussed roof, which reaches partially over the space, leaving some sunny area for basking on the chaises.