We have worked with Mark for several years creating two new kitchens, an office/library with a custom desk, a full bar, and several bathrooms and built-in cabinets. He listens carefully, making sure to understand how we plan to use the space, and incorporates and enhances our ideas.  His design execution is flawless--and his pricing is competitive. Mark is a pleasure to work with You can trust that the job is not done until his high standards are met. - Mark & Patty Giometti, Warren, Vermont

Mark Calabrese, Traditional Designs owner and master craftsman, built his first kitchen in 1979 and after working with master craftsmen in Sweden for several years, he returned to Vermont in 1987 and opened Traditional Design. Since 1989, the Skinner Barn in Waitsfield has been home to his millwork and custom cabinetry enterprise.

Mark's designs reflect the traditional Vermont architectural style of the Greek Revival and Federal period. His design work is influenced by Scandinavian, Craftsman, and Shaker styles.

"My goals for every kitchen are functionality, durability, and high quality craftsmanship. I have a great love of cooking and understand the working aspects of a well-designed kitchen in all facets."

Traditional Design uses only the highest quality materials and employs traditional and modern joinery methods.

Mark's other interests include: gardening, kayaking, camping, hiking, snowshoeing, skiing and playing music. Mark lives in Warren with his wife Susan and their dog Eddy.