Farm Follows Function
No Holds Barred
On the Backstretch
This OLD House…NEW
For the Love of Horses
Eclectic on the Lake
From Lackluster to Luminous
Saratoga Springs Bespoke Kitchen
This family was in desperate need of some additional space in their home, but they absolutely loved living in their neighborhood and couldn’t bear the thought of moving. Instead of uprooting their lives, the homeowners decided to add the space they needed. In the end, this home received kitchen, dining room and bath remodel, mudroom addition, expansion of the first-floor family room and master suit, new nursery and two guest bedrooms.
Coffee to Cocktails
New Addition to the Family
Lake House History
Every room in this Colonial style home had a unique personality, and the kitchen was no exception. The existing floor-to-ceiling walnut cabinetry, dark hardwood flooring and black counter tops made the kitchen feel dark, however, and the layout created an awkward work triangle that made for chaos during the dinner rush. When the clients decided it was time for a kitchen renovation, they wanted to carry the open feeling from the adjoining living room into the new space.
Drawing inspiration from the exposed beams that act as the visual divider between the two rooms, Teakwood Builders incorporated antique white cabinetry, a warm walnut island and plenty of earth tones flowing from the walls to the floors. The result is a comforting and homey atmosphere for this family of four and their guests to come together in.
Powder Bath Zen
Divided and UnconqueredIn the master bathroom, the warmth continues - even in the gray cabinetry. By creating separations between each section of the room with knee walls and glass partitions (the toilet area, to the right of the vanity, has this feature as well) the room feels larger and more luxurious. The shower even has a custom mahogany floating bench for ultimate relaxation.
Even small spaces can make a big statement with the right materials and craftsmanship. To find the zen in this powder bath, designer Eva Andersen started with a painted red ceiling overhead and Island Stone pebbles below. She "painted" the space in between with stone - hand carved strokes that might evoke flames or waves, depending on your state of mind. The walls were completed with a grasscloth wall covering and custom cherry millwork.
The cherry vanity, custom-made by Teakwood Builders' QCCI Cabinetry, has a solid cherry altar-style counter by Grothouse Lumber. The hammered nickel sink is balanced with a wall-mounted brushed nickel lever sink.
The finishing "jewelry" for the room is a pair of Arroyo Craftsman pagoda lanterns.
Staying on Top
Iron and Wood
Bolton Landing Modern Cabin
Dress to Impress
Within restrictive zoning requirements, Teakwood worked to make sure the client didn’t lose out on any of the features that make this home breathtaking. The three-level living space features acres of glass, but avoids a sterile, modern feel through liberal use of rich timber and native stone. Multi-level lounging spaces along the glass blur the lines between the indoors and great outdoors.