butcher block snack counter with bar stools separating the kitchen and family room
Photo: Julian Wass
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Snack Counter

A snack counter on the family room side of the kitchen keeps guests and kids out of the food-prep area; its butcher-block top echoes the one on the kitchen island.

One element speaks to the extensive structural work the cottage required: The square columns to the right of the counter is one of a pair that echo existing columns at the living room's entry. They conceal steel posts that support 28-foot-long load-bearing laminated veneer lumber (LVL) beam, created by pairing two 14-foot beams, that spans from kitchen to family room.

Bar stools: Crate & Barrel
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