The couple was very instrumental in collaborating on all aspects of the design—particularly the kitchen. Johnson created one space to accommodate the kitchen, the dining area, and a small sitting space with a fireplace. A large island divides the spaces. A true chef’s kitchen, the space is large enough for catered parties. To fully capture the views of the bay, Johnson incorporated a wall of windows and French doors.
Adjacent to the kitchen, a bluestone terrace with an outdoor grill creates a wonderful transition between interior and exterior spaces, offering a great spot to hang after a long day at the beach. The second floor was reconfigured with a new master suite complete with a soaking tub, which also has spectacular views to the water.
The attic was converted into an additional playroom with built-in benches and plenty of extra sleeping space. Eyebrow dormers offer additional headroom and light. A room for the couple’s oldest daughter has a built-in bed, closet, and desk reminiscent of a ship’s quarters.
This thoughtful, sensitive renovation of a grand old house in a stunning setting provides the family with comfortable contemporary living all year round. “Without such a great team in place—homeowners, architects, and contractors—the house would not have turned out to be such a beautiful place,” says Lahart. “We all put our heart and soul into this old house and it really shows.”
Nancy Berry of Yarmouthport is a contributing editor at Cape Cod HOME.
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