Capitol Hill House

  • Location: Washington, D.C.
  • Room: Kitchen
  • Home Built: Early 1900s
  • Collection: Capitol Hill
  • Finish: Stained Quartersawn White Oak

“When I do my kitchen, I’m getting those,” the owner recalls saying upon first seeing the Kennebec Company oak cabinets at a home show many years before this renovation. 

Now an inviting and authentic 19th century-style kitchen with modern functionality, the Capitol Hill House renovation took the odd room jutting off the back of the house a long way from the room’s spare beginnings. 

Featuring the owners’ dream cabinets, Kennebec Company’s stained white oak sets off the myriad details such as a kitchen island made from a hefty antique piece of butcher block, cast iron hardware, farmhouse sink, hammered copper hood and marble countertops. Today, the kitchen is an authentic period showpiece with modern appliances and plenty of workspace – perfect for cooking, entertaining, and living.

This project was featured in Old House Journal.

“Kennebec Company simply designs and builds the most beautiful cabinetry and finest woodwork in America.”