A colorful collaboration along the Brewster coast
On the ground level one finds an expansive entertaining area with polished concrete floors, a pool table, a ping-pong table, and a second full kitchen. A laundry room and walk-in closet for the master suite are also found on the ground level, behind the entertaining area. The master suite, located just above on the first floor, features a bathroom with heated marble flooring and a stand-alone tub.
The home’s main kitchen, supplied by Kitchen Port of Orleans, is a favorite spot for the homeowners, who both love cooking. “We both enjoy cooking and entertaining family and friends,” Linda says. “Our goal was to have a comfortable space for gathering at the bar but also near the kitchen while allowing the space to prepare meals.”
The kitchen and dining area transitions into the living room. A gas-burning fireplace with native field stone surround—completed by Nick Fiero of Nicholas Fiero & Son Masonry of Harwich and installed by Rose Forge Inc. of Brewster—is a focal point. Terry Doucette of Advanced Audio and Video of Brewster installed a sound system with speakers that are hidden from view, as they are housed in the ceiling. The vaulted ceiling and bay windows looking out to the water add to the first floor’s expansive feel.
This open area had the potential to produce an echo, a challenge for architect Hayes. “The coffered ceiling [in the kitchen] and differing heights of the ceilings, angled walls, and a living room that was sunken from the main level by three steps, made the problem more manageable,” he says.
In the office space, a glass–topped cherry wood desk with waterfall edges—custom designed by Hayes and built by master carpenter and cabinet maker Steve O’Brien—accentuates the room’s cherry trimwork. The desk’s hollow legs were designed for the electrical wiring, which runs down through the carpet and floor to connect in the basement, allowing the furniture to “float” in the middle of the space.
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