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The hood over the range, like the
black-painted hardware, continues the utilitarian aesthetic. Fashioned from a large
steel drum similar to those found in maple
sugarhouses, it hides sophisticated venting
equipment. The blocky work island topped
with recycled old-growth pine and fitted
with an antique soapstone sink is perhaps
the most distinctive feature of the kitchen.
The pine’s tight grain is a testament to the
fact that the tree grew in competition with
other trees in a forest.
Cushman paid attention to all the
details in the kitchen’s layout, with everything stored within reach of where it’s used,
down to the compost bucket set into a work-island drawer, so that vegetable scraps can
be swept right into it. When it is full, the
compost pile, and Conklin’s large, well-tended vegetable garden, are just steps away
the only upper cupboard in the kitchen is
above the island, suspended from steel pipes
so light can pass over it. Glass doors on both
sides allow light to pass through. The
recycled soapstone sink adds authentic
farmhouse character to the room.