The kitchen is filled with cooking essentials to please the avid chef and even boasts a wine refrigerator so you can enjoy your favorite vintage during your stay. 

 

The kitchen also holds a unique glimpse of the past!

The kitchen has a 1915 Hoosier Cabinet.
Fun Facts:
  • Hoosier cabinets were manufactured from the late 1890s through the 1930s. By the time production peaked in the 1920s, more than one in ten American households owned a Hoosier cabinet.

  • Hoosier cabinets were originally made in the U.S. state of Indiana.

  • The Hoosier in the Larrier House kitchen was built in 1915.

The kitchen has a secret cooking hearth.
Fun Facts:
  • Before cook stoves came into existence, fireplaces were commonly used. 

  • If you look in the laundry room you will see the remnants of the back of a cooking hearth. 

  • The stove in the kitchen is where the hearth was located.

The kitchen has a hidden root cellar door. 
Fun Facts:
  • You can’t see it now (due to the wood flooring), but in front of  the refrigerator is a door in the floor which leads to what was once the house’s root cellar (circa 1870). 

  •  A root cellar is any storage location that uses the natural cooling, insulating, and humidifying properties of the earth.  Root vegetables (carrots, potatoes, beets, parsnips, rutabagas, turnips, etc.),  jars of canned and pickled vegetables, bulbs and seeds were regularly stored in root cellars. 

  • The Larrier House root cellar steps are made out of old paint crates from New Jersey. The cellar area is made of dirt, stone, packed sand and concrete.

The kitchen has an active summer garden.
Fun Facts:
  • Active 19th century farmhouses often grew herbs to use for culinary, medicinal and cosmetic needs.  

  • In that tradition, the Larrier House offers an herb garden for house guests’ culinary needs. The garden is located directly outside the kitchen door, with each herb clearly labeled.

65 Edgartown Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 

info@larrierhouse.com

347-974-2623