Falmouth, MA    2008

“I’m thrilled and just can’t gush enough about it. Perfect, perfect, perfect! Thanks for making it happen.” — Owner

This project evolved into a reconsideration of the central spaces: kitchen, living room, den, mud room, and the envelope, external skin of the 1995 home.

The original post-modern design of the house had a large dark masonry chimney element which overwhelmed and divided the central great room. Removal of this element transformed the organization and atmosphere. Freeing up the floor plan gives the home an optimistic open feel. In the central space, stained cork walls temper the scale and sound making it quieter and warm. A new matt orange Italian kitchen has the softest, loveliest concrete counters from Brooks Custom.

JNA modified some windows and added the generous lift and slide glass doors which open to the south terrace. Additionally, we changed a bedroom into an open sitting area to create more visual depth to the great room, and opened up the mudroom for easier access from the kitchen. Large curtain panels are hung at the thresholds to the den and mudroom. This flowing open weave of of the den fabric makes the room cozy at night for viewing TV and a heavier, cashmere like weighted fabric mitigates views into the mudroom when that is desired.

The exterior of the house was transformed when we shifted the staining of the shingles to a deep sage green, complementing the introduction of copper clad elements.

Builder: O’Hara Builders
Photographer: Jill Neubauer