Cabin (obsession)

June 2, 2011

Would this little gem of a kitchen in Lake Tahoe, CA count as a White Kitchen? I thinking yes. It’s actually a white washed horizontal knotty pine kitchen. And I love it. Favorite elements… board faced cabinet doors with the old-time hardware, the metal banding that wraps the counter-top and of course the vintage fridge and stove. I think the appliances have to be 50 years old, or more! The cabin has been in my family for nearly 50 years ( family will no doubt correct that figure shortly ) and I know we’ve never replaced them. This cabin is so near and dear to my heart. I think this little house is the reason for my obsession with little houses. While it’s big by little house standards ( 2 bedrooms ) it is still in fact tiny, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love the smell of this house, I love the sound of the screen door slamming shut, and I especially love the noise the spring in the oven door make when it’s closed.

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One Response to “Cabin (obsession)”

  1. Claudia Says:

    It’s been in our family since just before you were born, and was built in 1950 as I recall. We measured it once and it’s about 680 sf. I love little houses, too, and all the things you list. I think there are 114 tiles (probably asbestos…) in the front room ceiling. I also like the knothole “eyes” in the living room ceiling, and that you HAVE to use the bathroom doorknob or you’ll pinch your fingers on the edge of the sink.


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