With elements dating to 1911, 1930, and 1951, the kitchen was in good shape. This owner upgraded casing trim, added the cut-away doors under the sink, and replaced contemporary lighting with vintage Art Deco fixtures, playing up the 1930s look. Buck’s Stove Palace in Portland provided the restored and retrofitted Quick Meal stove.
opposite (top) A contemporary dresser in Stickley style sits under a Gustav Stickley plate rack displaying copper and enamel plates from Art Crafts Shop of Buffalo. The new, Stickley-inspired bed is by Head, Heart & Hand. Nancy’s grandmother created the lamp; a dubious family legend says it started as a spittoon her husband found in a junk shop. The shade is from the 1920s. (middle) The vintage Japanese garden lantern has its original, crumbling orange paper. (bottom) In the master bedroom: more Roseville pottery. right Rookwood pottery fills a Gustav Stickley bookcase; the painting was purchased at auction. right A tiled countertop and the pretty tile floor date to a ca. 1930 renovation; cabinets are likely 1911 originals. Glossy green Marlite on the walls probably dates to 1951. below The Quick Meal stove, reconditioned, dates to ca. 1930, when a green-and-white enamel combination came into vogue.