Timber Frame Lake House Kitchen + Bath Remodel

Timber Frame Lake House Custom Kitchen with island by Rocco Design + Build

This summer hideaway in Aurora, NY  needed a kitchen update that would make the most of the available space. The beautiful exposed timber frame is a trademark of this home but it presented a challenge: how to renovate without compromising its integrity? In the end, our nuanced construction techniques did the trick and we were left with a final product that satisfied both the homeowner and their architect.

Some of noteworthy favorite details include an eye-catching checkered kitchen island, a custom marble tile arrangement on the floor of the master bath, where we also installed a radiant heating system in the floor, and a stunning vessel sink perched upon a marble countertop.

Interior design provided by Foster Custom Kitchens.

Custom wood checkerboard countertop island
Custom wood checkerboard countertop island with drawers
Custom built-in hutch in Timber Frame lake house
Timber Frame lake house custom kitchen with skylight
Custom kitchen farm house sink
Built-in custom wine fridge
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