For homeowner Tiffany Gieser, the white brick home with a cedar mansard roof in the woods was love at first sight. “I’ve spent several years living abroad, and the time I cherished the most was in Oxford, England,” said Gieser. “This house is reminiscent of homes in the English countryside.”

The home sits at the site of one of the first early-nineteenth century homesteads at Ring Hill Forest, one of the original sites of Woodinville’s lucrative logging trade, hence the nickname “Cedarfell.”

It was the perfect property for Gieser to indulge her love for classic design. Designer Stacy Becker of White Label Interiors was recommended to assist due to her tenure at the Institute of Classic Architecture. She and Gieser share a passion for deeply traditional design and a reverence for southern architect and writer Bobby McAlpine. “He is my greatest influence,” said Gieser. “I really resonate with his design philosophy that beauty matters and that homes should evoke a sense of our authentic selves while fostering a nurturing environment for our families to dream.”

“There was no question the kitchen would be traditional,” said Becker. Structurally, the space is organized for circular flow, including plenty of clearance from counter to counter and a connective thoroughfare from the entrance and front hall to the back hall and family area. The circular construct allows each wall to serve its purpose, supporting the activities and needs of a busy family of five and frequent entertaining.

Aesthetically the kitchen taps into a heritage European-influenced style. Natural surfaces like the Calacatta Carerra marble counters and backsplash from Infinity Stoneworks, the unlacquered brass fixtures from California Faucets, and hardware from Schaub + Company will patina over time to further establish a sense of history and lived-in comfort.

The stunning, double oven, dual fuel Italian Range by Ilve is the jewel of the cooking area. The range features classic and manual design elements, such as brass knobs, while boasting modern features that cater to the needs of a contemporary chef. It’s framed by a graceful custom Italian plaster hood with Corbel legs and framed mantel.

“I love the interplay of feminine and masculine in interior design,” said Gieser. This kitchen has graceful curves and archways that add a soft component, juxtaposed with blackened, aged brass window sconces reminiscent of a torch lantern.

Old-world craftsman touches like the restored arching windows and flush-inset cabinetry build upon the ambiance. Viktor Turchik of Remont Construction was brought on for his team’s high-quality workmanship. “The traditional inset-cabinet package from Northwest Custom Interiors was amazing,” said Turchik. “It is the quality level of fine furniture, with exacting, technical specifications.”

“The cabinets are just one example of the care and attention to detail that Remont gave this project,” Gieser said. “All of the components resulted in this beautiful outcome.”


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Shoptalk - Viktor Turchik

Viktor Turchik , founder & CEO | Remont Construction
Photograph © Zion Bloom

Can you trace your interest in construction and design back to a particular influence?

My passion for construction and woodworking was ignited during my childhood as I worked alongside my dad, a skilled craftsman & carpenter. Those formative years spent learning and creating together laid the foundation for my passion. As I grew older, my skills and love for the craft blossomed, eventually leading me to establish Remont Construction.

Do you remember when you felt amazed by a well-designed space?

I felt amazed when completing the design and construction of my own Pinehaus cabin. The combination of rustic charm and modern elegance created an inviting and enchanting ambiance. The seamless integration of natural elements, warm wood finishes and large windows framing breathtaking views brought the beauty of the surrounding nature indoors. It was in that moment; I truly understood the power of a well-designed space to create a haven of tranquility and joy. This ignited my passion for creating spaces that not only captivate the senses but also touch the soul, leaving a lasting impression on anyone who enters.

Each of your projects is full of fresh and interesting ideas—how do you stay inspired?

We deeply value the collaborative relationships we have with architects and designers who bring their visionary ideas to our projects. We also find inspiration in other builders who have set high standards in our industry. Each project we undertake is an opportunity for us to learn, grow, and embrace fresh and interesting ideas. We stay inspired by immersing ourselves in diverse sources of creativity, constantly seeking new perspectives, and remaining passionate about our craft. It is this ongoing pursuit of innovation and excellence that fuels our inspiration and drives our commitment.

You’ve built up a notable body of residential work. What are some major takeaways from building homes?

We have learned that design is a fundamental element in any build. It is not just about creating visually appealing spaces, but also ensuring functionality and efficiency. However, a key takeaway is the emphasis on the team. Collaborative effort between architects, designers, and construction teams are vital for successful execution. Effective communication, coordination, and shared vision among team members are crucial in delivering exceptional residential projects. The synergy within the team ultimately determines the success and satisfaction of homeowners.

Was construction something you’ve always felt strongly about or was it a gradual process of finding interest in the trade?

Construction is something I’ve always wanted to do, but was a gradual process: from starting as my dad’s helper, then working for other builders, and then taking on projects of my own.

What are some of the current influences on your work?

Our work is strongly influenced by current factors and emerging technologies. Attending different builders shows and industry events keeps us abreast of the latest trends, innovative techniques, and best practices in the construction industry. Moreover, we continuously explore the utilization of advanced materials that offer enhanced durability, energy efficiency, and sustainability, ensuring that our projects are at the forefront of construction innovation.

Favorite way to spend a weekend in the Northwest?

Exploring nature and enjoying outdoor activities with loved ones.

What is your favorite space in your own home and why?

Cozy living room with a fireplace for relaxation and family gatherings.