The transformation begins for this dark and dated Buck Hill vacation home with converting the first floor into a bright, airy and spectacular space with all the classic charm of a Buck Hill Cottage.
The new owners of this home loved the location, view, size and even the general layout of the home, but the first floor was chopped up and lacked the space, the natural light and the style they wanted. It was time to open it up to the fabulous mountain views and make it look and feel like a classic summer cottage.
The ‘heart’ and true center of this project is the massive, double wood burning fireplace built with stone handpicked from the site of the old Buck Hill Inn. It boasts two keystone arched fire boxes and a wood storage area, blue stone hearths and mantels. The fireplace is the focal point that separates the kitchen and family room from the more formal living room.
To gain the additional space the owners desired the existing screen porch was incorporated into the living area and a 10’ wide x 8’ high folding door was added to open the living area to the magnificent rear deck. The new gourmet kitchen was crafted with custom-built cabinetry and a built in pantry that were specifically designed and site-painted to match the new detailed millwork. The kitchen island with its beautiful black walnut top is also the main gathering place for meals. The bar area has a lovely copper counter top and lighted glass cabinets.
The project includes a beautiful new powder room and laundry/ mud room with custom built Dutch door. There are also many other specialty finishes and details including bead-boarded walls, coffered ceilings, a built-in seating area, built-in entertainment center, wide plank pine floors and state of the art LED lighting and audio system.