those used on the ﬁrst ﬂoor. Thematically each room has a
niche that creates an intimately scaled interior.
brought extremely talented craftsmen to all aspects of con-
struction. unique details include bronze balconies, custom
light ﬁxtures, antique leaded glass, pounded copper and
custom moldings. The house sets high standards for energy
efﬁciency and stealth integration of smart house technology
(boiler control systems, insulation, lighting controls, security,
and audio-visual controls). simple touch panels in each area
of the home control these integrated systems. The custom
windows are extremely tight and incorporate important secu-
rity components. careful use of copper ﬂashing at each ap-
erture defends against wind driven inﬁltration and moisture.
The kitchen is a pivot between the living areas situated
in a large bay space and the more private family room.
A sunroom connects the edge of the house to the land-
The family bedroom suites are located
on the second ﬂoor, each with a waterfront window seat.
guest suites are located on the ﬁrst and third ﬂoors.
A game room is located above the garage and a play-
room opens on the walkout ground ﬂoor to the beachfront.
We used quarter sawn oak trim throughout the main liv-
ing areas of the house. The book matched ﬁreplace man-
tles are ample evidence that ﬁne craftsmanship thrives on
the cape and islands. As one ascends, the home’s interior
trim becomes more painted, with the same trim proﬁles as
This century-old home sits on a bluff with stunning 180-degree ocean views ﬁltered
through mature trees across the full width of the house. it had been poorly renovated in
the 1980s. our client’s goal was to create an elegant waterfront home that harks back a
century while being completely modern in its technology and construction.
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