Over the past few years, we have done a series of renovations to this small house but had not yet done any work on the living room, which happens to be the central space of the house. When our client's granddaughter offered this appraisal of how the living room looked in comparison to the newer spaces it was all the motivation necessary for this latest phase of work. The new stair and balcony railing are designed to be more open, allowing light and views to filter through the spaces, making the spaces feel larger and more connected. The solid landing on the stair, wrapped in walnut, conceals mechanical equipment. Open treads, made of solid walnut, float between a blackened steel panel in the center and the side walls of the stair. The new fireplace surround is made with blackened steel and walnut, complementing the stair and railing.
Finish materials are being installed inside this modern Vermont house and it is great to see the interiors coming to life. The floors are Ipe, a Brazilian walnut, with a dark ebony stain. This Ipe has a beautiful, earthy richness with a surprising amount of color and variation. The interior spaces are flooded with natural light which now glows as it is reflected off the colorful floors. The white walls and ceilings add to this affect, reflecting the light back into the spaces. The custom-made walnut cabinets are being carefully fitted into place throughout the house now as well. (Thanks to Mark and Louie for their great work on these.) Shown here are some images from the kitchen (where the wall oven, cooktop and refrigerator will be) and the master bathroom (featuring a floating vanity cabinet). Check out more images of this modern house here.
We are fast approaching the completion of the Autumn Hill Lane house. We have been fortunate to work with a collection of great builders and craftsmen on this project. The efforts have been extraordinary across the board and as the finishing touches are happening it is particularly gratifying to see the end result. Its been over a year since we began design work and it is very exciting to see the house coming together (and coming to life).
A few images of the newest addition to the prana table series. This table features a live-edge walnut slab that is 42" wide and 108" long. The base is a modern version of a traditional trestle design made from blackened steel and walnut. The steel provides a dramatic combination of structural stability and thin, clean lines. Kirk Williams fabricated the steel base and Brian Jones fabricated the wood components. Images of a matching walnut bench will be coming shortly.
A few images of the latest version of the Vertigo Stool. These are made from solid walnut with black leather seats, backs and footrests. The walnut and black leather are particularly nice together. We've been using walnut for a number of new pieces recently, look for a new version of the Prana Table to come out soon.
A few images of the recently completed Dunder Road Table. The top is made from a single live-edge walnut slab, about 2 1/2" thick, with a hand-rubbed, VOC-free oil finish. There are a pair of butterfly splines made from wenge at each end of the top. The legs are stainless steel, with lockable casters. The overall dimensions of the table are: 36" x 84" x 30".