Gallison Avenue House

  • Location: Marblehead, MA
  • Room: Kitchen
  • Home Built: 1906
  • Collection: Capitol Hill
  • Finish: Hand-painted Quartersawn Maple

This turn of the century home had beautiful lines but needed a lot of work. The house was gutted, and when we rebuilt the kitchen we tried to replicate as much of the original detail as possible.

While the windows are all new, we installed them below counter height as found in the original structure. The shorter cabinet at the right in the image above shows the full height of the window. The long transom window above the sink matched an existing one in the adjacent pantry.

We blended the painted white cabinets and soapstone tops with quartersawn oak built-ins at the sink and the oversized island, which has paneled columns to provide a casual seating area. The glass doors in the cabinets are proportioned to match the windows, and the doors are set with nickel turn latches to finish the transformation.

“We were so glad to have chosen Kennebec Company when we renovated our kitchen. Besides superb workmanship, they were delightful to work with - from the sales office to the cabinetmakers.”