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Vent Hood and Range.

Our vent hood was one of the most difficult features of the home to get just right. Our inspiration originated in our favorite restaurant in our favorite city:┬áCanlis.┬áLocated in Seattle, Canlis is an impressive dining destination; a restaurant with deep family roots, culinary prowess, enchanting piano music, comfortable elegance, sweeping views, and unmatched service. We… Continue reading Vent Hood and Range.

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The Bar.

Upon purchase, the “bar” was a bit lacking in character and perhaps even alcohol. It was a small area in the breakfast room, situated between the kitchen and the dining room, more akin to a small butlers pantry than an actual bar. We enjoy our evening cocktails and we love entertaining, so a proper bar… Continue reading The Bar.

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Mudroom and mudroom bathroom.

So, as I said last post, our power is on!! This is huge, and I cannot actually wrap my mind around the fact that we are now on the other side of this massive leap. We had to re-do all of the wiring in the house due to the 100 year old knob and tube… Continue reading Mudroom and mudroom bathroom.

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Soapstone slab layout process.

It is time to cut our soapstone slabs. But how will these massive stone slabs conform perfectly to their designated places throughout our home? The process was far more fascinating and exciting than I expected. Due to the unique nature of our soapstone slabs I am thankful we were able to be so hands on… Continue reading Soapstone slab layout process.

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Soapstone: A Reflection of Life Lived.

I adore soapstone. This natural stone exudes warmth, strength, depth,  stability, and softness. We will use soapstone on all of our surfaces in the kitchen, master bathroom, den fireplace hearth and surround, and bar. Soapstone is a rare choice today compared to over 100 years ago, but it is indeed the right choice for our… Continue reading Soapstone: A Reflection of Life Lived.

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Small daily changes remembered: Kitchen interior framing edition.

This installment of our daily changes remembered series will focus on the kitchen interior framing. Here are links to the two previous daily changes remembered posts: foundation and framing. Tonight we will focus on the kitchen. Below are several photos from February 28th. The photo below looks directly into the kitchen from the new den area. I am… Continue reading Small daily changes remembered: Kitchen interior framing edition.