Camp Summa

Our clients wanted to restore their home, originally built in 1925, to suit the needs of their young family. The result was a vintage-inspired cottage preserved for future generations.

This home was featured in the October 2023 issue of Maine Home + Design.


Camp Kitchen

Because the kitchen footprint is small, we kept it open and installed seating at the island. We also vaulted the ceiling and added collar ties to make the room feel more spacious. The fully custom cabinets from Vinings Custom Cabinets feature vintage mesh details. We concealed undercabinet lighting and stainless steel appliances with cabinet panels to provide an uninterrupted vintage aesthetic. An extra-large range hood serves as a functional statement piece. Granite from Morningstar is a low-maintenance alternative to the traditional soapstone; this granite was also used for a custom farmhouse sink, which features a 1920s-inspired Kohler faucet.


Bespoke Features

As part of our restoration, we added several custom features to meet our client’s needs. A Scrabble room tucked into one of the home’s cozy nooks provides a space to gather and play with custom cabinets for open storage. The homeowners also needed a modern, hardworking laundry room. This spacious room features herringbone tile to the ceiling, birch wallpaper from Cole and Son, and plenty of storage.

We also installed a custom bench in the new mudroom between the cabinets and built a bespoke bar cabinet full of period details, including a Douglas Fir countertop and tin ceiling-inspired tile from Lily Work. We ensured that every design choice and custom feature was consistent with a 1920’s cottage aesthetic.


Vintage Preservation

Wherever possible, we preserved the home’s original materials to reuse in our remodel. When we moved the building, our team supported the original fireplace from beneath to preserve it in its entirety. We salvaged doors and wall finish wherever possible, and nearly all of the wall finish in the home is from salvaged material. We also sanded and refinished the home’s original hardwood floors. Wherever we used new fixtures or materials, we made sure that our selections honored the heritage and history of the home.


New Foundation

Because the original home wasn’t on a foundation, adding one was a top priority for our restoration and remodel. We relocated the home to another spot on the property to allow us to build a foundation before moving the home back. We applied a milled Delgado stone veneer to the exposed foundation.

Adding a foundation also allowed us to add a finished basement, doubling the square footage of the original home. The spacious basement opens right out onto the lake, making it easy to come in and shower off after a long day of play. We also added a mudroom to the home’s existing footprint.