Subtle hints of the home’s special location are found throughout the house—a starfish embellishes the custom-mahogany screen door, a Nantucket basket rests on an antique table, seashell and sea grass motifs are found in accent pillows. “The client wanted to give the home a Cape feel without that look becoming overwhelming,” says McGrath.
The landscape around the home also has a natural feel with native plantings that are low maintenance. Sea grass and rosa rugosa wave in the breeze. A garage/guesthouse was also renovated on the property. An outdoor shower and garage windows continue the wave theme. “We wanted to tie the buildings together into one cohesive design,” says Hereford. Hereford and McGrath transformed an outdated house with impeccable taste, innovative detailing, and informed design for an active family.
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