The rest of our interior, from the kitchen to the sitting lounge, is done.
These last bits of our house were built shortly after I published the recent interior tour, but since we’ve been away for the past few weeks, I didn’t have a chance to share these images.
Here’s a shot of the great room, which is a bit less than 8’6″ wide. Our kitchen has under-counter cabinets (in paris grey chalk paint); a double sink with a high-arc coil spring faucet; and a Princess three-burner gas cooktop. There’s also a vent in the cabinet above the cooktop.
(And yes, there is a door to the bathroom — it’s open and not seen in this picture, just in case you were wondering.)
I wanted fixtures — from lights to cabinet knobs — to be simple and modern, and in brushed nickel. Originally, I’d selected wall and ceiling sconces in more of an industrial and steampunk style, but they were either too big or ultimately not appropriate for the room (and given the tiny space, inconsistencies in finishings would be immediately noticeable). Overall, I like the space — there are some nice touches, but I can still add color and details in other ways (art on the walls, lounge pillows, and other decor).
The photo below focuses on the L-shaped sitting lounge, which doubles as one of our main storage areas. Both the long bench and the single seat open up (like a top-open freezer), so we can drop in and pull out items, and can also access the long bench storage from the front (note the knob at the bottom edge of the photo). Two open shelves in the corner were also built, which we’ll likely use for books.
The image below shows a view of the kitchen from the opposite side, as well as more storage (the full-size closet for hanging clothes on the left, and the open loft above the door). Other than our wine storage cubes, I’m not sure what else we’ll store up there.
The rectangle below the counter is our 2.5 cu.ft. Nova Kool R3000 fridge — I believe it has a silver or stainless steel front, but it looks pink/orange in this photo because of the front door, I think. Nick carefully chose the appliances, including the cooktop and the fridge, that most effectively work with our solar setup, which we can write about once we’re settled in.
When these pictures were taken, the one big thing left to do was staining the hardwood floor.
Next step: transporting the house to our new location in Sebastopol, a town in Sonoma County, California. We’re not towing the house ourselves, and are currently figuring out the logistics. We hope to move it by next weekend — so, more soon!