Designer Richard Tubb gives his Alabama lake house a glass-walled addition that blurs the boundaries between inside and out.
Photo: Helen Norman
Following suit, the galley kitchen also does little to call attention to itself. Rustic wood salvaged from a North Carolina cotton gin lines the addition's only solid wall. "I left the wood just as it was found—peeling paint and all," Richard says. To complement the look, he chose freestanding restaurant-grade stainless steel cabinetry and enlisted blacksmith Darren Hardman to craft a custom steel island. Open shelving confines dishware to the essentials, while a row of bare Edison lightbulbs provides general and task lighting.