The Bridges House Kitchen
We are very pleased to have been chosen to design and build the new kitchen for the historic Styles Bridges House. This classic brick house was built c.1835 and was donated to the State of NH by the family of long-time US Senator Styles Bridges in 1969. Although it is officially the New Hampshire Governor's Residence, it will serve many state functions and also be available to host local non-profit events. The property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.
The new kitchen we created is just one part of a whole house project that added major improvements, including expanded function rooms, new bathrooms and ADA compliant access, all planned to be compatible with the historic elements of the building. In keeping with New Hampshire's tradition of government frugality, this ambitious project has been spearheaded by The Friends of Bridges House, Inc., a non-profit established to build support for the house.
The entire Bridges House renovation project is a wonderful example of bi-partisan support. New Hampshire has long history as a frugal state, so most of the funding for this project was raised through private donations, spearheaded by the non-profit organization Friends of Bridges House. You can learn more about the history of the Bridges House and Styles Bridges himself by visiting their website:
We could not have done this project without the generous support of the vendors and craftsmen who partnered with us to made this kitchen possible -- and who made it as beautiful as it turned out. Please take a moment to browse the following informative links to learn more about what went into creating this unique kitchen.
Our Project Partners In The Bridges Kitchen:
New England Forest Products
New England Forest Products generously donated the spectacular tiger maple featured in the island...
Vermont Verde Antique
We literally went to the source for the amazing Vermont Verde Antique stone donated by the Fabbioli family...
Vintage Custom Cabinetry
The tiger maple island and historically themed mantel surround were both made in our own custom shop...
Stratton Creek Wood Works
Stratton Creek generously donated the dovetailed drawer boxes for the island and mantel surround...
Signature Custom Cabinetry
A family owned custom manufacturer in the heart of Amish country, Signature built the perimeter cabinets for us...
Steve Booth Builders, Inc.
Steve's crew took care of the complete cabinet installation, with their usual care and precision...
NH Furniture Master Jeffrey Cooper
Vintage Kitchens is delighted to be working with master carver Jeffrey Cooper, who is carving six panels...
Quality, service, and a top notch crew made Rumford Stone a natural choice for fabrication of the countertops...
Owner's Carl and Dianne Dubberly have generously donated the backsplash tile and installation...
David Messier, Decorative Painter
David did the traditional Venetian plaster wall finish that gives the Bridges House kitchen walls amazing color and depth...
Country Woods Furniture
The folks at Country Woods Furniture donated three unfinished maple stools for seating at the island overhang...
New Hampshire Antique CO-OP
Many thanks to the Hackler family for loaning the breakfast table and other antique accessories...
Architectural Glass Effects
The Bridges House butler's pantry features antique textured glass that was donated by Architectural Glass Effects...