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Crown Point Cabinetry creates distinctive custom-designed cabinetry reflecting America’s famous Shaker style and framing this home’s simply beautiful seaside views.

Courtesy of Crown Point Cabinetry

Courtesy of Crown Point Cabinetry

When a home is located near the water, the architect usually takes special care to site the structure so that it takes advantage of the coastal location; the most well-lived-in rooms boast the best views. But that was not the case for this Westport, Massachusetts home. With the kitchen tucked away in the back of the house, the home definitely did not showcase one of its best qualities. “The kitchen window looked out at the driveway,” says Chandler Fritz, who owns the home with her husband Matt.

Three years ago, the couple decided to make some significant changes to the house. Adding on a family room with a master bedroom above and a screened-in porch off the family room, the kitchen was moved from the back of the house to the front and designed so that it opens up to the new family room, allowing views of the Westport River and the ocean beyond to spill in.

With three young children and limited space in the summer home, high on the family’s priority list of must-haves was plenty of storage space. Crown Point Cabinetry was called in to design and build the cabinetry throughout the home. The homeowners along with a team of architects and designers collaborated and the results of this renovation are stunning.

Stylish Shaker cabinets in the kitchen painted in Farrow & Ball’s “light blue” hue pick up on the cool tones of the ocean beyond the home, evoking a charming beach-cottage style. Though white cabinets are a popular trend in today’s kitchens, Crown Point’s designer Nina Archambault says people are opting for “other neutral” tones. “People are being brave and they are choosing a lot of other options for their cabinet colors,” she says.

Fritz says she is completely happy with her Farrow & Ball choice. “I wanted a color that was a reflection of the coast and the beach and this color achieves that. This is a blue, but it is a neutral blue and it is timeless. Depending on the light, it changes throughout the day,” she says.

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