A few days ago I professed my love for Craig Kettles’ work, and earlier in the week I included the photo above in my Farewell to Summer post. I also promised that I would share my favorite two houses of his today. Well, that absolutely relaxing sleeping porch above and the charming porch below, both came from one of my very favorite homes that he has done. (Can you imagine having both of those outdoor spaces in your home???) Like much of his other work, this one is also on Lake Burton.
It is a 2,500 square foot home built in the 1980′s. They wanted the interiors left somewhat uncluttered and simple so that they could enjoy their time at the lake .
I love how Country Home described it in their July, 2008 feature…an outdoor minded retreat warmed by antiques. I would love any house – lake or not – if it were like that!
Again he masterfully mixes the planked wood walls with some creative elements and industrial features…and folks, this was way back in 2008 when industrial elements weren’t everywhere you turned. That rope “railing” on the staircase was a very unique feature he did in the house – and yes, I know, it would not work with small children or pets (nor our building codes here.) But it is still pretty neat, don’t you think?
Craig Kettles’ specialty is actually kitchens. This particular one is rather simple. All the interiors of the house are painted white with accents of light olive green. The cabinetry here brings in that green.
Notice the simple design of the open shelving and the plate racks. It just fits this simple lake house beautifully. I can see myself preparing breakfast here, can’t you?
Now I don’t want you to mistakenly think that Mr. Kettles only designs rooms in vacation homes. Just to let you know he has more talent than that, I want to show the kitchen in the main residence of the owners of this lake house. Their primary residence is in Atlanta, and they had him design this inviting space too.
I love those dark knobs against the cream colored cabinets…and the old rug on the floor.
And now to the final favorite – Craig Kettles’ own home on Lake Rabun. This green planked wall room is his bedroom.
And this is a guest bedroom in the house. I really like those quilts on the built in beds.
Here is one of the bathrooms with its clever door from a feature in Country Home Bed and Bath magazine…
and here is a closer look at the vanity with its unique triple mirror.c-designs.biz
Or if you would prefer, you can always go outside for your bath.
Next, we get a peek inside his dark and cozy dining room.c-designs.biz
And now for the final piece de resistance - his kitchen. You may have seen this featured as a Kitchen of the Month in House Beautiful magazine. What do you think of this green island filled with all that glassware and the stacks of dishes?
He even has a fireplace in his kitchen! And isn’t that ceiling amazing??
The casual eating area has a windowseat to use as seating there (and that table is exactly what I want – minus the hardware on the drawer.)
I have always wanted a glass door refrigerator, and look what we have here.
One last jaw dropping photo… Glory what a pantry! We all need one like this with its antique ladder. Those shallow shelves are perfect so that cans don’t hide behind other things.
So there you have it – my two favorite Craig Kettles’ homes. I could be very happy in either of them…especially since they are both on a lake!
Do you have a favorite among them?