Bosworth Hoedemaker
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Main Cabin traditional-kitchen

Main Cabin

Architecture by Bosworth Hoedemaker
Interior Design by Garret Cord Werner

his San Juan Islands retreat is based on the idea of camp. It provides places to come together as a family and ways of retreating into small personal spaces. A main house has four public spaces arranged along a central axis – the kitchen, dining room, living room, and den. Behind these more generous spaces are a fireplace inglenook, mud room, laundry, office, and bath. Other buildings in the compound include a master cabin, writer’s hut, guest cabin, barn, and picnic shelter. With the exception of the barn, the buildings are located along a contour of the sloped site and connected between and through the buildings by a continuous path.

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January 22, 2012
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Thank you!
    Bookmark   February 10, 2012 at 2:31PM
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:) What sheen is on the paint on the paneling and ceiling? Is it the same? Thank you so much.
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April 27, 2011
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The backless one looks like a very reasonable priced one on
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April 12, 2011
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Bosworth Hoedemaker
It is Pietra Serena.
    Bookmark   April 19, 2011 at 11:35AM
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Is that a granite or marble? Do you happen to know if it stains easily? Thank you!
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April 8, 2013
schepke wrote:
love the dining room you know where they can be located?

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This pretty kitchen has a fantastic set of shelves - they're surprising in front of the window, but look really nice.
I'm a sucker for transom windows and pocket doors. They're presence would make entering this kitchen just as fun as being in it.
Alison Aves added this to Houzz Tour: San Juan Islands Retreat
The stone countertops — a gray that he describes as neither warm nor cool — are meant to wear with time. "The open shelves preserve the light and view through the oversized windows without blocking more than necessary," he says. "They also provide great contrast and tracery for the objects presented. Open shelves are great for a house that has a lot of visitors as nobody has to be told where the wine glasses are in order to set the table."
When you're low on cabinet space but don't want to block a window, a few floating shelves can have you covered. Not only do they make it easy for guests to help themselves to a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, they can be placed directly in front of windows without blocking any light. Try saying that about a wall of cabinets! See more of this amazing house in our San Juan Islands Houzz Tour, and get helpful tips for keeping your shelves clean with 8 Ideas for Immaculate Open Shelving.
Erika Ward - Erika Ward Interiors added this to How to Store Your Stuff in Plain Sight
If wall space is at a premium, install glass shelving in front of a window. As long as you contain the area to glassware, there is little interruption of your sightline to the outdoors.

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counter in front of windows
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shelving over the sink
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I would rather see through the windows and have storage in a wall elsewhere.
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open shelving in front of window
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Shelving over the windows. Very cool.
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white kitchen with wood windows
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walls, cabinets
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This is great for us, especially because there's nothing interesting at all to look at out of this window!
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like the idea for a bd view without losing light.
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low on cabinet space but don't want to block a window, a few floating shelves can have you covered. Not only do they make it easy for guests to help themselves to a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, they can be placed directly in front of windows without blocking any light
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