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Deep Ocean Ties

Cape Cod Bay home

The bedroom opens up to a quaint deck, made for soaking in the various moods of the ocean, either with a steaming cup of fresh coffee in the morning, or with a cocktail fit to say goodnight to the sun in the evening.

For the adjacent master bath, LeBlanc and the homeowners worked with Eric Thorson and his team at Thorson Restoration and Construction. The bathroom was completely gutted to open and modernize the space, and infuse the ocean vistas into the room. The new design introduced an enlarged shower with a linear drain and floating stone bench. A new floating vanity across the room keeps the space light and uncluttered. The cool tones of the blue-bleached walnut custom cabinetry complement the organic, marble mosaic wall tile and water-resistant wallpaper. Details like warm brushed brass fixtures give the master bath an old-world elegance, while elements like the beautiful soft wave mosaic pattern of the tile tie the design back to the fresh, modern theme of the entire home.

“The old bathroom was the opposite of the home’s new coastal feel,” Thorson explains. “It was dingy, dark and heavy. All of the finishes throughout the house are light and airy, and I think the bathroom reflects that.” Apparently others agree with the successful design, since the master bath won a 2018 National Association of the Remodeling Industry “Contractor of the Year” gold award for a residential bathroom.

For the homeowners, LeBlanc and the team at Thorson, the delight they shared in working together is reflected in the overall success and satisfaction found throughout the entire project—and will continue to be reflected as Deb and Greg enjoy their ocean views from their home for years to come.

“Our vision was to take as much advantage of our fantastic water views as possible and make that almost part of the décor of the home,” Deb says. “Every time I walk into the house, I’m like, who lives here? Oh, me! I get to live here!”

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