Getting the kitchen up and running inside a ramshackle 1850s cottage
proved a really difficult task for Walt and Roberta Purcell. The first step in creating a kitchen was running electrical lines and plumbing into the space. Once that was taken care of, a local cabinet-maker built their custom birch cabinetry to fit in their awkwardly-shaped space. They also revived and repaired 160-year-old windows.