Woods Hole, MA    2017

With Great Harbor on one side, and Buzzards Bay on the other, this elegant 120-year-old beach house underwent an extensive renovation of the interior, while preserving and honoring its history.

The existing 1970s kitchen was replaced with an open, but traditional design, and we created a cozy kitchen dining nook, by filling in one bay of the existing porch. A mud room, laundry, and half bath were added off the kitchen entry.

As is the case with most houses of this era, the kitchen was originally isolated from the living room, with a butler’s pantry, dining room, and front hall separating the two spaces. Now the kitchen is directly connected to the central entry hall, which then flows into the living room through a set of new french doors. Additionally, a small study off the living room was transformed into a playroom for the owners’ four young boys.

The original interior of the house is paneled entirely in magnificent, but dark, deepwater cypress, and, therefore, a combination of painting and refurbishing of the cypress was undertaken.

Builder: Dalpe Construction & Sea-Dar Construction
Photographer: Meredith Hunnibell