Tim Smith, owner of Minglewood Homes, puts a fresh face on a timeworn 1930s Cape cottage.

Photo by Dan Cutrona

More private areas on the first floor include a home study and spacious first-floor master suite with a private bath complete with claw-foot tub and beadboard wainscoting. All the rooms are positioned to take in wonderful views of Nantucket Sound or Oyster River. The second floor offers two guest bedrooms, each with private baths, and stunning views with access to a second story deck. An additional guest suite with a private staircase faces the Oyster River with its own private bath and viewing deck. The third floor offers a cozy study/library with access to the roof deck with gorgeous 180-degree water views over Nantucket Sound.

Today, the once derelict old house is well loved by its new owner. “It’s amazing to see the house come alive again,” notes Smith. “It’s such a special piece of land with such history, I’m glad we were able to save the old place and turn it into something special.”