A handful of photos is all we have to show you of this weekend retreat by Hefferlin + Kronenberg Architects, but these few are enough to show the wonderful, quiet character of this modest woodland cottage.
Up close, the details on the front of this house are fantastic! Starting at the top, a cut stone slab caps the chimney, supported on cut stone blocks. The stone on the massive chimney and base of the wall is laid in a flagged pattern which is a perfectly natural look for the setting of the house. Copper gutters and downspouts age along with the house, and the dark green paint looks great. But our favorite detail is the oversized curved custom bracket that greets you right next to the front door.
The stone chimney carries through to the interior, anchoring this little sitting area off the entrance. The timber trusses above are subtly arched to echo the bracket at the front door, and the colors are the same at the outside of the house. The wood ceiling carries throughout the entire house.
Salvaged wood sliding barn doors that separate the bedroom from the living room double as panels for artwork.
This was a surprise – the back of the house, with tons of glass, seems to be a more contemporary character than the front.
A view of the back confirms that – we’re wondering if this is the original part of the house, and the front is newer?
And then there’s this screened porch. Big stone fireplace. Flat screen TV. Flagged stone floor. Porch swing. Comfy chairs. Bar with a pass-through to the kitchen.
A weekend cottage doesn’t need a lot of kitchen cabinets, it needs work space. The countertops here are huge, and big sliding windows connect the kitchen the screened porch beyond. This is the first rough-sawn wood range hood we’ve seen!