The kitchen was purposely designed with a combination of cabinet fronts to add to the house's collected look. "When I was growing up, you'd walk into someone's cabin and there would be a random mix of kitchen cabinets," says Fries. "Nothing matched; it was all about function. This is a modern take on that same sort of feeling." The cabinets are knotty alder, and the darker-stained ones to the left of the stove conceal the refrigerator. "The Jacobs had the Elmira stove in their heads from the beginning of the project, and that also drove the overall look of the room," says Fries.An old ladder hangs above a dining table built by Lands End Development. Dana attached ropes to candleholders and then hung them from the ceiling. She switches out the candles and decorations to match the season. To the right, a buffet tops a built-in wine rack.