Once the older section was shored up, Smith began building the addition. The new section echoes the older portion of the house, but was updated for a modern lifestyle. Smith broke down the additional square footage into two wings connected to the main house by a stairway and mudroom. “We added modern amenities you would not find in an older structure,” notes Smith. Across from the mudroom, which offers built-in benches and cubbies and closets, a hallway leads to a large master bedroom and bath. The master bedroom is located in an older ell that was added to the house at a later date. Smith enlarged this space and created a second floor for additional sleeping quarters.
“More and more people would like the master bedroom on the first floor,” notes Smith. The master bedroom offers a set of French doors leading to a private patio. The same hallway leads to the kitchen and great room wing. The kitchen, designed by Eileen Nadeau of Botello’s Kitchen Design, is transitional—blending both old and new elements into one space. Cool marble counters and a white porcelain farmhouse sink offer period-inspired style. Stainless-steel appliances, such as the Viking stove, offer modern convenience. The custom cabinets are an interpretation of butlers’ pantries popular in the late 1800s. The hand-hammered pulls are based on Colonial-era design.