Wanting to tear down and start new is sometimes a challenge, even more so when you are required to alter the footprint to make it smaller! The main goal was to optimize each space in this less than 1200 sq ft home and keep with the nostalgic Cape Cod cottage charm our client first fell in love with.
Working with Cotuit Bay Design, four bedrooms and three bathrooms were laid out in the plans and it was up to our Cape Cod designer to make best use of each space for storage and living. There were custom made built-ins in each room to avoid the need of bulky furniture, and to separate the down stairs room (kitchen, dining room and living room is all one room) without closing off any space. Soft colors were picked to keep the rooms light and airy.
Living right on the beach has its perks! This beautiful seaside cottage has many accents from the original cottage, from the reclaimed antique heart pine floors to the v-groove bead board on the walls, this style portrays the cottage look. However, she added some flare with the v-shaped spindles on the stair case, amber glass pulls in the kitchen to match the amber granite countertop and some pops of vibrant colors throughout the home with her furnishings.