A nod to the past
We included several architectural details that were present in the original Cliff Cottage. We installed a stained beadboard ceiling that featured in the original kitchen, and the walls are all random-width shiplap painted white.
The original cottage also featured striking red stairs, so we honored that history by staining the treads of the new stairs a barn red while keeping the risers a wood tone. The diamond window echoes diamond elements of the original while providing a gorgeous view.
We preserved beams, windows, and hardware from the cabinets and doors to reuse in the new home. Two windows feature as interior windows in the loft, and beams from the original cottage were reused on the lakeside deck and loft.
Durable, painted wood floors and solid Douglas fir doors throughout the cottage add to the vintage feel.