RedHouseFarmhouse Kitchen, Boston

The 800 square-foot guest cottage is located on the footprint of a slightly smaller original cottage that was built three generations ago. With a failing structural system, the existing cottage had a very low sloping roof, did not provide for a lot of natural light and was not energy efficient. Utilizing high performing windows, doors and insulation, a total transformation of the structure occurred. A combination of clapboard and shingle siding, with standout touches of modern elegance, welcomes guests to their cozy retreat.

The cottage consists of the main living area, a small galley style kitchen, master bedroom, bathroom and sleeping loft above. The loft construction was a timber frame system utilizing recycled timbers from the Balsams Resort in northern New Hampshire. The stones for the front steps and hearth of the fireplace came from the existing cottage’s granite chimney. Stylistically, the design is a mix of both a “Cottage” style of architecture with some clean and simple “Tech” style features, such as the air-craft cable and metal railing system. The color red was used as a highlight feature, accentuated on the shed dormer window exterior frames, the vintage looking range, the sliding doors and other interior elements.

Photographer: John Hession

Open concept kitchen - small cottage u-shaped dark wood floor open concept kitchen idea in Boston with a farmhouse sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, soapstone countertops, white backsplash, subway tile backsplash, colored appliances and a peninsula —  Houzz
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aabrucks wrote:Dec 22, 2014
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    Burton Ryan Designs
    It was a joke sorry I know the wood is Oak not sure of white or red but looks like it has a walnut stain.
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    Misiaszek Turpin pllc
    The flooring color was matched to the window frame color - Pella Provincial. The oak flooring came from Jewett Farms.
Gina Fulghum wrote:Jul 1, 2016
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    Stone Countertop Design

    I would say it looks like soapstone. A PA or PIA perhaps. But to me this looks like soapstone that has not been treated with mineral oil or wax. Treating them gives you the dark rich colors by expediting the oxidation of the stone. Or it may even have a honed finish to it.

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    Misiaszek Turpin pllc

    The countertop is actually soapstone and it was provided by the same company that built the cabinets. The company is Jewett Farms + Co. They have some great info about soapstone on their website.

RNVickie wrote:Oct 1, 2015
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    Oak & Broad

    rnvickie, its an oak floor with site applied stain. The stain color looks custom.

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    Misiaszek Turpin pllc

    Yes, these are oak floors that have been stained using Minwax Provincial Oil-Based Stain.

zoomite wrote:Mar 8, 2015
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    Misiaszek Turpin pllc

    The soapstone is wearing very well. If you get minor scraps on the surface, use Mineral Oil to clean the entire surface, and you will find that the marks go away.

  • zoomite

    Thanks. It looks beautiful (and love the farm sink which looks like it is soapstone as well).

farren1020 wrote:Feb 6, 2015
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    Misiaszek Turpin pllc

    The Jewett Farms + Co. was the company that built the cabinets and installed the soapstone countertops. They also made the sink - the soapstone matches the counters and acts as a full part of the counter and cabinets.

  • Carolyn Stanley
    Bucks county Soapstone in Pennsylvania made my sink and counters. They did a beautiful job
Bob Flick wrote:Feb 1, 2015
Allison wrote:Nov 8, 2017
Claudia Jenkins wrote:Oct 7, 2017
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    Misiaszek Turpin pllc

    The Wired Pig Chef was a piece that the home owners purchased, and we unfortunately do not know where this was. Sorry we could not provide you with information!

Danielle Roegele wrote:Oct 15, 2016
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    Misiaszek Turpin pllc

    Thank you for you comments, we enjoyed designing this space. From wall-to-wall, the kitchen is 8'-0" wide, with 4'-0" of space between counters.

Millwork Marketing wrote:Feb 21, 2016
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    Misiaszek Turpin pllc

    We apologize in this response. After searching through our archives we are unable to find more information on the sink since it was chosen by the client.

Zaff Architecture wrote:Feb 11, 2016
Brenda F wrote:Nov 29, 2015
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    Misiaszek Turpin pllc

    The color of this room is Benjamin Moore 3/D 117. Hope this helps you!

Koray illeez wrote:Sep 11, 2015
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    Misiaszek Turpin pllc

    Thank you for asking. Yes, you may use the image on your blog page. Please provide credit to our firm and a link to our Houzz page. Thanks again.

arturoduenas wrote:Jul 12, 2015
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    Misiaszek Turpin pllc

    The counter tops are dark gray soapstone which was provided by the same company that built the cabinets. The company is Jewett Farms + Co. They have some great info about soapstone on their website.

Heidi K wrote:May 28, 2015
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    Misiaszek Turpin pllc

    The sink is roughly 14 inches deep; however, the clients had the final decision in the sink's depth. Sorry that we cannot be any more specific!

Kiran Zeeshan wrote:Mar 27, 2015
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    Misiaszek Turpin pllc

    The Wired Pig Chef was a piece that the home owners purchased, and we unfortunately do not know where this was. Sorry we could not provide you with information!

jullewis wrote:Mar 20, 2015
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    Misiaszek Turpin pllc

    We apologize for the delay in this response. The color of this room is Benjamin Moore 3/D 117. Thank you for your patients and good luck on your project!

lsubulldawg wrote:Feb 22, 2015
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    Misiaszek Turpin pllc

    The soapstone was provided by the same company that built the cabinets. The company is Jewett Farms + Co. They have some great info about soapstone on their website.

maplekind wrote:Feb 21, 2015
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    Misiaszek Turpin pllc

    A standard metal hood was installed and then wood was installed in front to match the detailing of the cabinets.

T Mac wrote:Feb 1, 2015
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    Misiaszek Turpin pllc
    The material that was used is a standard white subway tile.
Doug Hubbert wrote:Jan 31, 2015
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    Misiaszek Turpin pllc
    The sink is made from the same soapstone as the countertops.
rbrien1 wrote:Dec 27, 2014

What Houzz contributors are saying:

mitchell_parker
Mitchell Parker added this to 15 Farmhouse Kitchens That Made Us Swoon This MonthJan 23, 2015

11. The experience in this Boston kitchen begins high up with the two wood-framed windows that capture treetop views and only gets better as your eye travels down the clapboard siding wall, over the wood beam and beige wall, onto the soapstone countertops and Shaker cabinets, culminating on the oak flooring.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

sarahmgay
Sarah added this to Entry5 days ago

Top butcher block lower concrete or similar

kim_grillo48
Kim Grillo added this to Kim's ideasDec 3, 2019

I like the A frame above the oven and the warm wood accents.

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