— a valuable asset in the far reaches
of northern Vermont.
The kitchen is flooded in natural
light from four sides: Early brightness pours into the oversize sink
through an east-facing triple window;
midday sun warms the eating area
through the mostly glass south-facing wall; late-afternoon beams wash
into the kitchen and great room with
sunset colors visible from the stove.
Balancing this, north light seeps in
from the side-by-side laundry room
and butler’s pantry.
Cushman grounded his design in
the image of a barn at the edge of a
field, uniting the house to its environment. Like the 19th-century agrarian
building that characterizes the Vermont
landscape, the house is framed with
massive, load-bearing timbers, and
the kitchen resonates with their clean,
a slightly raised
counter is all that
separates the cooking
zone from the eating
area, enhancing the flow
of light and space.
venting equipment, the
stove hood was
fashioned from a
drum by John
Bornemann of LWI
97 River St. • Beverly MA • 866.762.1904
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