A Shaker Cottage right out of a Fairy tale!
A modest Shaker style cottage sheathed in cedar shakes, nestled in a meadow of wildflowers and surrounded by dense woodlands; it is truly a fairy tale-like setting.
Snow White’s woodland cottage, or even Little Red’s Gramma’s cottage come to mind.
The stupendous natural looking garden that surrounds every side of the cottage makes it look like its been here for centuries. It’s truly a fairy tale come to life as a Stone Mountain, Georgia custom built Shaker cottage.
The ceiling of the wide open great room, dining area and kitchen mimic the contours of the cottage’s roof line, exposing the painted roof deck and rafters. The wide planked pine floors and off white walls and trim complete the backdrop for a home filled with Shaker inspired furnishings.
The Kitchen is Furnished!
The Shaker cottage theme is not even compromised in the kitchen that is furnished with an assortment of YesterTec’s kitchen workstations that hide most of the trappings of a modern kitchen. Just as in a Shaker kitchen, the purpose of each piece is to be extremely functional and discretely beautiful. The 29” deep, cherry topped Sink workstation includes an integrated dishwasher and a ceramic apron front sink. Flanking either side of the sink workstation are infill storage pieces and cherry plate racks.
The off-white painted Working Pantry features a marble countertop and is designed as a baking center. The waffle iron, toaster, juicer and the Kitchen Aid mixer are all stored behind bi-fold doors when they are not being used, preserving the simplicity of the pre-industrial Shaker look. The Liebherr (yep, its German, could it be Shaker?) refrigerator hides out in a natural cherry Armoire to the right of the Working Pantry.
There’s even floor space for the family pets’ feeding station! In a standard kitchen of this size with built-in cabinetry, it is simply impossible to have this much personality.
With most of the conveniences of modern living cleverly tucked away, this Georgia couple found a way to create a home that is truer to a simpler lifestyle. So as they have eased into this new lifestyle, and since the end of every fairy tale always insinuates a promising future, they will, of course, live ‘Happily Ever After’!