These first three photos are the ones I entered in the contest...
The exterior is clad in real stone and wood shingles, stained with Zar brand, cherry, because it was the closest thing I could find to cedar. The windows are made from 1/8" thick plexiglass, and the open side has hinged plexiglass doors, to keep the dust out. To accomodate the thickness of the windows and both the screen and storm door, the house was constructed with two kits to double the thickness of the walls...the wiring and the hinges sit between the two layers.
The kitchen has a gas range, lit range hood, french door refrigerator, wine cooler, porcelain sink, custom cabinetry, built in dishwasher and open shelves. I built them all. None of the appliances, cabinet doors nor drawers open, all display is on the visible surfaces.
The table and bench are refinished antiques (they were in poor shape when I bought them), I built the odd shelving and window seat.
The walls are papered with scrapbook paper; the window shades, pelments, bench cushions, fabric basket and punchneedle rug were all make from the same fabric, which mostly color matches the words on the wallpaper. The floor is made from reclaimed oak strips, donated by my brother in law the builder, which I stained cherry to match the exterior, and left slightly uneven, to enhance the reclaimed look and feel. The ceiling is painted white, with wooden beam accents...it's my favorite part of the kitchen.
Though the lights were on in all those pictures it's impossible to tell, they didn't photograph in the sunlight. There are 15 LED lights, placed to light the display shelves; they are powered by a 9 volt battery tucked inside the end cabinet....this makes the kitchen portable, as it doesn't have to be tethered to an electrical outlet.
This weekend I'll post some close-up pictures and credit the artisans who made accessories.