For the design of this new home in Rhode Island, architecture firm
Shope Reno Wharton created a look that fits in perfectly with the picturesque coastal New England location and feels as if the house were built a century ago. With casual interiors and an elegant wraparound porch, the home is a timeless seaside escape. 68
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Essential for any seaside getaway, the home features a beautiful porch that runs the length of the house with views of the lawns, rocky shore and ocean beyond. The exterior is quintessential shingle style with gabled dormers, Tuscan columns, dark trim and cedar shingle walls and roofing.
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The library features an exquisitely detailed round ceiling with a band of transom windows that allow light to shine into the space. Constructed of mahogany, the room is designed to resemble a ship's interior.
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The entry staircase provided an opportunity for creativity from architect Arthur Hanlon, who designed the central pillar to look like an abstract lighthouse. The curved cherry beams and shiplap paneling of the hallway ceiling evoke the detailing in a classic yacht.
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The nautical look of the house extends into the kitchen, which features cherry wood cabinetry with a high gloss finish. Like a boat, the kitchen is designed with a place for everything and special features to maximize utility. The island can be extended at one end to create additional surface for larger gatherings.
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The two-sided granite fireplace is a focal point for the main living areas. Exquisitely crafted by Freshwater Stone out of Maine, it is a functional piece of art and provides an anchor to the home.
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The exterior dining space is framed by columns and beams with 270-degree views of the ocean.
The warm varnished ceiling amplifies the light within the porch, and the cedar shingles and silvered decking add a casual elegance.
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Seen from afar, the exterior of the home is dynamic with dramatic granite chimneys and the half-round dining space, which adds an exclamation point to the porch. Like many older homes, the garage in the foreground is detached and has its own unique shingle details that tie to the house.
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The project involved the design and construction of a new home in addition to the renovation of existing structures, which required cohesion between the designs for a compound-like feeling. Katherine Field & Associates oversaw the landscape design for the project and designed the infinity edge pool.
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Each corner of the exterior provides special moments for reflection. The end of the waterside porch frames a view of the historic lighthouse on the point.
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The landscape plantings and the buildings in the compound elegantly complement each other and encourage exploration of the outdoor spaces and beautiful seaside plantings.