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Michael Ferzoco Eleven Interiors

The house structure and canopy of surrounding trees provide for a closed off and private backyard area, perfect for lounging in the sun or playing with a furry friend. Photo by Eric Roth

Ferzoco designed an attractive built-in, floor-to-ceiling bookcase to house Scott’s vast collection of books and sculptures. The king’s cut floorboards—original to the house—were sanded and refinished adding a warm glow. Scott’s notable artwork collection, by both local and French artists, is an appealing element throughout the house. Another original parlor was turned into Scott’s home office. In an ingenious recycling move, old window sashes that came from the original house were recycled and became the doors for a handsome credenza.

Michael Ferzoco Eleven Interiors

A clawfoot tub in the bathroom shows off the age of the house. Photo by Eric Roth

The only completely new structure was the master bathroom. “There was no space off the first-floor master bedroom for a bath, so we created a small room with a shed roof and a bank of two-over-two windows, which match the windows in the dining area,” says Ferzoco. On another antiquing foray in France, Scott found a deep antique claw-foot tub—the perfect finishing touch.

Today, this ancient Cape house has a contemporary layout with comfortable, well-designed living spaces on the first floor, an elegant master bedroom and bath, a light-filled kitchen, and a creatively sophisticated living room—yet none of the house’s historical integrity is lost. Despite stunning interior design elements that are the essence of 2012, the house glows with a sense of respect for Cape Cod’s past.

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Contributing Editor Nancy Berry lives in Yarmouthport.

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