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This East Coast shingle style home gets a bright and airy makeover

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LDa Architects have completely reimagined this luminous shingle-style home on the Eastern Point of Gloucester, Massachusetts. This house, originally conceived by the esteemed Boston architect Samuel Dudley Kelley in 1893, has witnessed a series of additions over time. Regrettably, these previous enhancements failed to consider the property as a unified whole, with some deviating from its original architectural essence.

The current residents harbored a desire to rejuvenate neglected portions of the dwelling, reconfigure all existing spaces to align with their lifestyle requirements and introduce fresh extensions to enhance the overall layout, circulation, and natural light. Lastly, their vision included elevating the external architectural character of the house by drawing inspiration from the original design elements, effectively bridging the gap between the new and existing additions.

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT LDa Architecture & Interiors INTERIOR DESIGN LDa Architecture & Interiors BUILDER Stefco Builders LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Hilarie Holdsworth Design

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On the garden level, an existing garage was converted into a mudroom/bathroom with direct access to the existing attached guest cottage, as well as a new stair to the first floor. The first floor includes a new kitchen and pantry addition; new conservatory addition over the mudroom; a powder room; an office and reprogrammed living and dining spaces.

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The second floor includes new ensuite bathrooms and walk-in closets for two existing bedrooms; a new master suite with a bedroom, his/hers closets, sitting room, master bathroom; and a large laundry. The main roof structure that housed the old servant’s quarters on the third floor was removed, and a new roof with reconfigured dormers was created to house a new stair to the third floor; two new bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and closets; and a lounge/game room.

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What We Love: This shingle-style home has been completely transformed to offer light and airy living spaces that are stylish yet functional. We are loving how the architects preserved this home and brought back the architectural character of the original home that had been lost from previous updates. This newly revamped home offers a timeless appeal that will make new family memories and be enjoyed for generations to come. 

Tell Us: What do you think of the overall design of this home? Would you change any of the details if this was your own house? Let us know in the Comments below!

Note: Have a look at a couple of other fabulous home tours that we have highlighted here on One Kindesign in the state of Massachusetts: Stunning harborfront residence with beach chic interiors on Nantucket and Dreamy beach house designed for entertaining on the Nantucket coast.

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Above: The ceiling light fixture in this beautiful home office is from Sonneman Lighting.

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Above: In the living room, the blue side tables were sourced from Lekker Home.

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Above: This kitchen features a variety of incredible details including a hidden pantry, marble backsplash that goes up to the ceiling, and a pop of color from the turquoise Feiss pendants.

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Above: This cool conservatory gets refreshing sea breezes courtesy of bi-folding doors on either side of the room. The light fixtures are from Urban Electric Co.

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Above: This coastal home’s laundry room was transformed into a calming and bright retreat space. The cabinets are painted in Van Courtland Blue HC-145 | Benjamin Moore. Looks aside, this space was designed to be highly functional.

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PHOTOGRAPHER Greg Premru

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Pat N.
9 months ago

Beautiful home!

Em Emitty
9 months ago

What is the paint and trim color?